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Benefits and adverse effects of opioids

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering.

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pain Medicine. 4001 words.

Opioids may help some people with long-term pain and may also have a beneficial effect on sleep and mood. There is weak evidence only that opioid use can improve physical function....

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Clinical use: back pain

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering.

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pain Medicine. 2329 words.

Back pain is common; few people need or request medical treatment; fewer still require opioid therapy. Opioids are best used as part of a multimodal rehabilitation plan. Evidence that...

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Clinical use: neuropathic pain

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering.

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pain Medicine. 3845 words.

Opioids can be useful in treating neuropathic pain. There are theoretical reasons why neuropathic pain may show reduced sensitivity to opioid therapy. Morphine, oxycodone, and tramadol have...

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Clinical use: pain associated with osteoarthritis

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering.

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pain Medicine. 1443 words.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease. Symptoms can include severe pain and loss of function. Opioids are effective analgesics, although the magnitude of the effect may be small. On the...

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Contraindications, cautions, and drug interactions

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering.

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pain Medicine. 1111 words.

There are few absolute contraindications to opioid use. Renal and hepatic disease can result in significant alterations in drug handling, and dose reductions may be required. Opioids have a...

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Controversies in the Management of Salivary Gland Disease

Edited by Mark McGurk and James Graham Combes.

November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Histopathology; Epidemiology; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Anaesthetics; Surgical Skills; Paediatrics; Medical Oncology; Surgical Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 376 pages.

Addressing controversial and topical issues in the field of salivary gland disease and surgical management of salivary gland disease, this new edition integrates the newest clinical...

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Current good practice in pain medicine

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering.

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Pain Medicine. 1413 words.

Pain is a complex sensory and emotional experience upon which there are numerous influences. Pain is related to dysfunction physically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally. Techniques...

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The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Edited by A. John Camm, Thomas F. Lüscher and Patrick W. Serruys.

August 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Nuclear Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Neurology; Nephrology; Urology; Infectious Diseases; Sports and Exercise Medicine; Obstetrics; Surgery. 1424 pages.

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine has become the definitive print and online reference work for every cardiology trainee, general cardiologist and specialist cardiologist as they...

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Heart Failure

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Pathology; Clinical Skills; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills; Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Medical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Palliative Medicine. 512 pages.

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology, and many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. With...

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Interventional Pain Medicine

Edited by Anita Gupta.

April 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anatomy; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills; Clinical Skills. 320 pages.

Interventional Pain Medicine provides comprehensive, point-of-care information for providers of pain therapies, and offers up-to-date details and instructions on procedural techniques as...

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