Opioid guidelines: yesterday and today : Current guideline recommendations for chronic non-tumor pain.
Summary of "Opioid guidelines: yesterday and today : Current guideline recommendations for chronic non-tumor pain."
Guidelines on opioid therapy for patients with chronic non-tumor pain should support pain relief, prevent iatrogenic suffering, collateral health damage and legal restrictions on the availability of opioid analgesics. A total of six North American and two European committees recently developed guidelines which differ from the previous ones by being based on many more randomized controlled trials. In anticipation of lower analgesic effects than are to be expected from solely consensus-based guidelines, they recommended a more thorough control of individual therapeutic opioid trials than before. Drafting recommendations for a preferably individual efficacy prognosis is a further objective of the guidelines. This article will discuss if previous and current recommendations of opioid guidelines meet these requirements.
Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Technische Universität, Alexanderstr.10, 64283, Darmstadt, Deutschland.
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Name: Der Anaesthesist
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22782129
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00101-012-2035-z
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Work consisting of a set of statements, directions, or principles presenting current or future rules or policy. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, organizations such as professional societies or governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form, but it is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any discipline or activity. This concept relates to the general conduct and administration of health care activities rather than to specific decisions for a particular clinical condition. For that aspect, PRACTICE GUIDELINE is available.
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A derivative of the opioid alkaloid THEBAINE that is a more potent and longer lasting analgesic than MORPHINE. It appears to act as a partial agonist at mu and kappa opioid receptors and as an antagonist at delta receptors. The lack of delta-agonist activity has been suggested to account for the observation that buprenorphine tolerance may not develop with chronic use.
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