Open Access Review Article Article ID: OJPM-3-111

    Consensus statement on the management of breakthrough cancer pain: Assessment, treatment and monitoring recommendations

    María Dolores López Alarcón*, Francisco Villegas Estevez, Vicente Domingo Triado, Pilar Blasco Segura, Genoveva Hernández Comes, Alfonso Berrocal Jaime, Ana Blasco Cordellat, Jorge Pastor Peidro, José López Torrecilla, Carlos Ferrer Albiach, Almudena Ruiz Sastre and Manuel Hernández Peris

    Objective: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is still underestimated and a percentage of patients are not adequately treated, affecting their quality of life. The aim of this review was to generate a series of expert recommendations based on clinical experience and current scientifi c data on the management of BTcP.

    Methods: An interdisciplinary group of Spanish pain experts held face-to-face meetings to review existing protocols and the relevant scientifi c literature on the management of BTcP, sharing their clinical experience. The outcome was a consensus document, providing practical guidelines and suggestions on the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of BTcP patients.


    Published on: Aug 26, 2019 Pages: 8-14

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojpm.000011
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