TITLE

Pain management of opioid-tolerant patients undergoing surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Mancini, Robert; Filicetti, Mark
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;6/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p872
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the difficulties and challenges faced by opioid-tolerant patients after a surgery. Opioid tolerant patients experience more pain and consume higher amounts of opioids postoperatively than other patients. It mentions that the pharmacists specialist face difficulties in treating such patients as very little information is available on how to dose postoperative pain medications.
ACCESSION #
50676893

 

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