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An elevated C-reactive protein concentration, prior to surgery, predicts poor cancer-specific survival in patients undergoing resection for gastro-oesophageal cancer

In British Journal of Cancer
Contributor(s): Kalso E | Eccleston C | Wisloff T | rae.bell@helse-bergen.no Regional Centre of Excellence in Palliative Care Western Norway/Institute for Surgical Sciences/Pain Clinic Haukeland University Hospital, N-5021 Bergen, Norway | Bell RF.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 94 Issues 11.Publisher: 2006Description: 1559-1667.Subject(s): Norway | cancer pain | opioids | methodology | systematic review | DDC classification: In: British Journal of CancerSummary: This qualitative systematic review of the clinical methodology used in randomised, controlled trials of oral opioids (morphine, hydromorphone, oxycodone) for cancer pain underlines the difficulties of good pain research in palliative care. The current literature lacks placebo-controlled superiority trials. Recommendations for future research are discussed.
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This qualitative systematic review of the clinical methodology used in randomised, controlled trials of oral opioids (morphine, hydromorphone, oxycodone) for cancer pain underlines the difficulties of good pain research in palliative care. The current literature lacks placebo-controlled superiority trials. Recommendations for future research are discussed.

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