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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Opioid rotation versus combination for cancer patients with chronic uncontrolled pain: a randomized study

  Rotation group Combination group
No. of patients 24 26
Age, years   
 Median (range) 67 (27–72) 62 (37–83)
Male gender 16 (67 %) 19 (73 %)
Primary diagnosis   
 Gastrointestine 9 4
 Head and neck 8 5
 Lung 6 5
 Sarcoma 0 5
 Hepatobiliary 0 4
 Brain 0 3
 Breast 1 0
Baseline analgesics, median (range)   
 Oral morphine equivalent (mg/day) 120 (80–240) 128 (76–208)