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Original article

Opioid Rotation in Cancer Pain Treatment

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018; 115: 135-42. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2018.0135

Schuster, M; Bayer, O; Heid, F; Laufenberg-Feldmann, R

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