The role of opioids in cancer pain management

Mikhail Fukshansky, Madhuri Are, Alien W. Burton

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Abstract

Opioids remain an important cornerstone in the treatment of cancer pain. Effective analgesia is obtained in the majority of cancer pain patients with the application of fairly straightforward algorithms using opioids as the main therapy. Many rational treatment algorithms exist. In this tutorial we will describe the role of opioids in the treatment of cancer pain, including a brief overview of cancer pain syndromes, essential aspects of opioid therapy, opioid pharmacology, opioid rotation, properties of the individual opioids, and management of common side effects of opioids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalPain Practice
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

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Pain Management
Opioid Analgesics
Therapeutics
Cancer Pain
Analgesia
Pharmacology

Keywords

  • Cancer pain
  • Opioid rotation
  • Opioids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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The role of opioids in cancer pain management. / Fukshansky, Mikhail; Are, Madhuri; Burton, Alien W.

In: Pain Practice, Vol. 5, No. 1, 01.03.2005, p. 43-54.

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Fukshansky, Mikhail ; Are, Madhuri ; Burton, Alien W. / The role of opioids in cancer pain management. In: Pain Practice. 2005 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 43-54.
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