TITLE

Contemporary Clinical Opioid Use: Opportunities and Challenges

AUTHOR(S)
Lanier, William L.; Kharasch, Evan D.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2009, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p572
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges and opportunities related to contemporary opioid use. New techniques in drug delivery have augmented traditional routes of opioids administration to enhance patients' relief of pain. It is considered that the most worrisome opioid adverse effect has been respiratory depression. The challenges and opportunities associated with opioid use have led in the introduction of new drugs and techniques for established indications.
ACCESSION #
42999316

 

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