Opioid interruptions, pain, and withdrawal symptoms in nursing home residents.


PURPOSE Interruptions in opioid use have the potential to cause pain relapse and withdrawal symptoms. The objectives of this study were to observe patterns of opioid interruption during acute illness in nursing home residents and examine associations between interruptions and pain and withdrawal symptoms. METHODS Patients from 3 nursing homes in a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.10.013