Opioid-induced hyperalgesia: where are we now?

@article{Bannister2015OpioidinducedHW,
  title={Opioid-induced hyperalgesia: where are we now?},
  author={K. Bannister},
  journal={Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={116–121}
}
  • K. Bannister
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Purpose of reviewPatients receiving chronic opioid treatment who develop paradoxical pain sensations, as well as worsening existing pain, can be diagnosed as suffering from opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH). As the worldwide population expands so too does the proportion of patients who experience pain that requires a strong opioid. Recognizing the symptoms of OIH and optimizing the use of morphine in the hospital setting is imperative. This review focuses on clinical data relating to evidence… CONTINUE READING

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