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Plzeň, Czech Republic

Holubec L.,Klinika FN | Holubec L.,Charles University | Fiala O.,Klinika FN | Fiala O.,Charles University | And 2 more authors.
Onkologie (Czech Republic) | Year: 2015

The present article accompanied by a clinical case report highlights the pitfalls frequently encountered in the common practice of a clinical oncologist. In the introduction, the management of tumour pain is characterized with a focus on errors that can occur in everyday practice. Next, the algorithm of diagnosing and treating breakthrough pain is analyzed in detail. The present case report emphasizes the importance of a good-quality combination therapy for chronic and breakthrough pain that can substantially contribute to improving the quality of life of a patient with multiple generalized tumour disease.

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