Perioperative pain therapy in opioid abuse.

  title={Perioperative pain therapy in opioid abuse.},
  author={Waltraud Stromer and Kristina Michaeli and Andreas Sandner-Kiesling},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  volume={30 2},
Opioid addiction represents an exaggerated organic and psychological comorbidity and should be regarded as a high-risk problem. Particular features seen perioperatively are tolerance, hyperalgesia and higher analgesic requirement together with physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Adequate pain management should have a high priority even for these… CONTINUE READING