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Acute pain in haematological disorders

Ali Mofeez and Upal Hossain

in Acute Pain

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Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199234721
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0014

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Acute pain in haematological disorders

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The use of painkillers ranging from simple analgesics to strong opioids is a common feature in the acute pain management of haematological conditions.

However, each disease also has its own specific aetiological factors for pain, requiring specific treatment.

Haematological patients with chronic pain on long-term opioid therapy may require multidisciplinary pain management to improve quality of life and prevent chronic escalation of opioid doses.

Intramuscular injections should be avoided in all patients.

The use of pethidine (meperidine) is not recommended.

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Subjects: Critical Care ; Pain Medicine

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