breakthrough pain


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breakthrough pain

n.
Transient, severe pain occurring against a background of stable, persistent, adequately controlled pain.
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The key ingredients of this breakthrough pain relief product include far infrared which enables it have a healing power.
Nasdaq: ACRX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain.
Breakthrough pain ("BTP") is an acute and often severe flare of pain experienced by patients treated with round the clock opioid analgesics for their underlying chronic cancer pain.
Breakthrough pain requires a different treatment approach than background pain.
The primary outcome was the need for the treatment of breakthrough pain," Dr.
Breakthrough pain was defined as failure of the regimen to provide adequate pain relief, necessitating unscheduled epidural supplementation by the anaesthetist prior to delivery.
Approximately 40% of cancer patients live with breakthrough pain on a daily basis.
FENTORA is currently approved by the FDA for the management of breakthrough pain in patients with cancer who are already receiving and who are tolerant to opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain.
After 4 months of treatment with a long-acting opioid for pain suppression and a rapid-acting agent for breakthrough pain, only 14 patients (28%) had high blood pressure, and 6 (12%) had tachycardia.
It's not uncommon for such breakthrough pain to arise from a mild touch to a person's skin.
6 million cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain in the seven major markets in 2011.
Oral medications are not ideal for treating breakthrough pain because of the potential for side effects and abuse," stated Dr.