Medication management in patients with chronic non-malignant pain. A review of the use of a drug withdrawal protocol

@article{Buckley1986MedicationMI,
  title={Medication management in patients with chronic non-malignant pain. A review of the use of a drug withdrawal protocol},
  author={Fred. Buckley and William A. Sizemore and J. Edmond Charlton},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1986},
  volume={26},
  pages={153-165}
}
One hundred and twenty-four (71%) of 173 patients, admitted consecutively to the Inpatient Service of the University of Washington Multidisciplinary Pain Center, were consuming narcotic/sedative drugs and 49 (29%) were not. We describe the use of a drug withdrawal protocol entailing outpatient drug consumption diaries; a 48 h inpatient drug profile; the use of drug equivalence tables to convert drugs consumed to a methadone/phenobarbital pain cocktail and the subsequent tapering of the active… CONTINUE READING
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