Associations between heat pain perception and opioid dose among patients with chronic pain undergoing opioid tapering.

@article{Hooten2010AssociationsBH,
  title={Associations between heat pain perception and opioid dose among patients with chronic pain undergoing opioid tapering.},
  author={W Michael Hooten and Carlos B. Mantilla and Paola Sandroni and Cynthia O. Townsend},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 11},
  pages={
          1587-98
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between morphine equivalent dose and heat pain (HP) perception in patients with chronic pain undergoing opioid tapering in the context of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. DESIGN Prospective design. SETTING Multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation center. PATIENTS The cohort included 109 patients using opioids (female 52%) who met inclusion criteria, and were consecutively admitted from March 2007 to June 2008… CONTINUE READING
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