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 Case 3. JT is a 77 year old woman with a history of  adenocarcinoma in her right breast, now metastatic to  her lungs, liver, and two vertebrae. JT was hospitalized  two days ago for a pain crisis. She had severe dull and  aching pain in her right upper quadrant, radiating into  her back and rated as 10 on a 10 point scale. Physical exam and imaging showed no evidence of biliary obstruction or vertebral fractures.

Question 1 (of 3).

The pain is now well controlled on a continuous infusion of morphine at
2 mg / hour. You want to convert to an equianalgesic oral regimen of morphine for home use. Calculate the dose using your equianalgesia table

mg every 4 hours (plus a breakthrough dose, of course!).

 

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