[Continuous subcutaneous morphine--treatment of pain in patients with terminal cancer].Ugeskr Laeger. 1990 Jun 11; 152(24):1722-3.UL
Nine patients with terminal cancer were treated for pain with continuous subcutaneous injection of morphine via a portable battery-driven injection pump. Treatment was instituted on account of failure of other forms of treatment with oral or epidural morphine derivatives or on account of severe nausea and vomiting which necessitated parenteral administration. Treatment proved reasonably effective and no side effects of significance occurred. Two of the patients could be treated in their homes. The method is thus considered as suitable for treatment of pain in patients with terminal cancer.