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Continuous sc infusion of narcotics using a portable disposable device in patients with advanced cancer.
Cancer Treat Rep. 1987 Jun; 71(6):635-7.CT

Abstract

Fifty-six patients with chronic pain due to advanced cancer were treated with an sc infusion of morphone (34 patients) or hydromorphone (22 patients) using a portable disposable infusor. The infusion was maintained for 26 +/- 14 days. Twenty-five patients (45%) were discharged to the home for a mean period of 18 days (range, 2-138). The mean daily increase in dose was 2.6% +/- 1.4% of the initial dose. The sc site needed to be changed every 8 days (range, 2-31). Local toxicity consisted of infection in two patients (3%), chemical irritation in three (5%), and bleeding in one (2%). After 48 hours of treatment, 54 of 56 patients (96%) preferred the sc infusion to their previous parenteral treatment. We conclude that this is a safe and simple method for the administration of narcotics to inpatients and outpatients.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2438040

Citation

Bruera, E, et al. "Continuous Sc Infusion of Narcotics Using a Portable Disposable Device in Patients With Advanced Cancer." Cancer Treatment Reports, vol. 71, no. 6, 1987, pp. 635-7.
Bruera E, Brenneis C, Michaud M, et al. Continuous sc infusion of narcotics using a portable disposable device in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer Treat Rep. 1987;71(6):635-7.
Bruera, E., Brenneis, C., Michaud, M., Chadwick, S., & MacDonald, R. N. (1987). Continuous sc infusion of narcotics using a portable disposable device in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer Treatment Reports, 71(6), 635-7.
Bruera E, et al. Continuous Sc Infusion of Narcotics Using a Portable Disposable Device in Patients With Advanced Cancer. Cancer Treat Rep. 1987;71(6):635-7. PubMed PMID: 2438040.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Continuous sc infusion of narcotics using a portable disposable device in patients with advanced cancer. AU - Bruera,E, AU - Brenneis,C, AU - Michaud,M, AU - Chadwick,S, AU - MacDonald,R N, PY - 1987/6/1/pubmed PY - 1987/6/1/medline PY - 1987/6/1/entrez SP - 635 EP - 7 JF - Cancer treatment reports JO - Cancer Treat Rep VL - 71 IS - 6 N2 - Fifty-six patients with chronic pain due to advanced cancer were treated with an sc infusion of morphone (34 patients) or hydromorphone (22 patients) using a portable disposable infusor. The infusion was maintained for 26 +/- 14 days. Twenty-five patients (45%) were discharged to the home for a mean period of 18 days (range, 2-138). The mean daily increase in dose was 2.6% +/- 1.4% of the initial dose. The sc site needed to be changed every 8 days (range, 2-31). Local toxicity consisted of infection in two patients (3%), chemical irritation in three (5%), and bleeding in one (2%). After 48 hours of treatment, 54 of 56 patients (96%) preferred the sc infusion to their previous parenteral treatment. We conclude that this is a safe and simple method for the administration of narcotics to inpatients and outpatients. SN - 0361-5960 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2438040/Continuous_sc_infusion_of_narcotics_using_a_portable_disposable_device_in_patients_with_advanced_cancer_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/pain.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -