Title: Fast Fact and Concept #2: Converting To-From Transdermal Fentanyl
Author(s): Weissman, D.This Fast Fact and Concept is a brief outline of clinical information designed for attending physicians to use during teaching rounds or as the starting point for a conference.
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Payne R, et al. QOL and cancer pain: satisfaction and side effects with Transdermal fentanyl versus oral morphine. J Clinical Oncology 1998:16:1588-1593.
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Creation Date: 1/2000
|Training: 1st/2nd Year Medical Students, 3rd/4th Year Medical Students, PGY1 (Interns), PGY2-6, Physicians in Practice|
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Keyword(s): Adult, Chronic non-malignant pain, Pain treatment
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