Irrelevance of the WHO analgesic ladder for managing rheumatic pain.

@article{Bannwarth2010IrrelevanceOT,
  title={Irrelevance of the WHO analgesic ladder for managing rheumatic pain.},
  author={Bernard Bannwarth},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2010},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={
          1-3
        }
}
In 1986, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued recmmendations for the management of cancer pain, which was onsidered inadequate at that time, in large part because strong pioids were underused [1]. These recommendations promote sequential use of analgesics according to a three-step lader for managing nociceptive pain [1]. The first step consists in sing non-opioid analgesics (acetaminophen or nonsteroidal antinflammatory drugs [NSAIDs]) up to a maximum dosage that is sually higher than the… CONTINUE READING
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