MUDr. Štěpán Rusín, MUDr. Petr Jelínek, Ph.D.
Anesteziologicko-resuscitační oddělení, Masarykův onkologický ústav, Brno
Breakthrough pain is a transitory flare of strong intensity pain in patients with otherwise well controlled and treated baseline pain. It occurs in any chronic pain, both of cancer and non-cancer type. Its treatment should be part of the treatment of any chronic pain. To solve this kind of pain, each out patient treated for chronic pain should be equipped with suitable rescue medication with rapid onset of action.
breakthrough pain, chronic pain, rescue medication, adverse events
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