Chronic opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain: a review and comparison of treatment guidelines.

@article{Cheung2014ChronicOT,
  title={Chronic opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain: a review and comparison of treatment guidelines.},
  author={Chi Wai Cheung and Chengqun Qiu and Siu-wai Choi and Brendan James Moore and Roger Goucke and Michael Irwin},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          401-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Long-term opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain has increased substantially in recent years despite the paucity of strong supporting scientific data and concerns regarding adverse effects and potential misuse. STUDY DESIGN Review and summary of practice guidelines available on PubMed and Cochrane databases as well as on the Internet on chronic opioid therapy from June 2004 to June 2013. OBJECTIVE To review expert-developed practice guidelines on chronic opioid therapy, published… CONTINUE READING

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