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Subcutaneous or intravenous opioid administration by patient-controlled analgesia in cancer pain: a systematic literature review.

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Summary of "Subcutaneous or intravenous opioid administration by patient-controlled analgesia in cancer pain: a systematic literature review."

Opioids administered by various routes are a mainstay of tumour-related pain management. Subcutaneous or intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with opioids is an appropriate and safe form of treatment for postoperative pain but studies on this form of administration are sparse in the setting of cancer pain despite widespread use.

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Name: Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
ISSN: 1433-7339
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