Published in AIDS Weekly, October 25th, 1999
AIDS patients suffer significant pain, and many times it is left untreated. Some studies have suggested that the extent of this undertreatment is more than 80 percent in these patients (Breithart et al., Pain, 1996;65:243-249). Similarly, pain may be undertreated in up to 40 percent of cancer patients (Cleeland et al., N Engl J Med, 1994;330:592-596; and others).
Why is this so'
According to William Breithart, MD, of Memorial...
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