Andrew Dickman and Roger Knaggs

in Chronic Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199230280
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607020 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library


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• Opioids can be used successfully in the management of chronic non-cancer pain • A single practitioner should be responsible for prescribing opioids • Long-term opioid use may be associated with complications such as endocrine and immune dysfunctions. • The regular use of short-acting opioids for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain is not recommended.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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