Effect of opiates, anesthetic techniques, and other perioperative factors on surgical cancer patients.

@article{Kaye2014EffectOO,
  title={Effect of opiates, anesthetic techniques, and other perioperative factors on surgical cancer patients.},
  author={Alan D. Kaye and Nayan Patel and Franklin Rivera Bueno and Brad Hymel and Nalini Vadivelu and Gopal Kodumudi and Richard D. Urman},
  journal={The Ochsner journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={216-28}
}
BACKGROUND Opioid pharmacotherapy is often used to treat cancer pain. However, morphine and other opioid-like substance use in patients with cancer may have significant adverse consequences, including the suppression of both innate and acquired immune responses. Although studies have examined the possibility that regional anesthesia attenuates the immunosuppressive response of surgery, the effects of morphine and other opioid-related substances on tumor progression remain unknown. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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