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Management of Challenging Pharmacologic Issues in Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse Disorders.

A new interesting article has been published in Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Dec;36(4):615-626. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2018.07.009. Epub 2018 Oct 12. Review and titled:

Management of Challenging Pharmacologic Issues in Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse Disorders.

Authors of this article are:

Cornett EM, Budish R, Latimer D, Hart B, Urman RD, Kaye AD.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Drug abuse and addiction are persistent problems in the United States and around the world. This is an ongoing issue for health care providers, as substance abuse is seen in 25% to 40% of patients admitted to hospitals for general treatment. Many patients with substance use disorders have a higher risk for adverse events; however, only a small percentage will volunteer information regarding prior substance use. This article discusses the present opioid crisis, mechanisms behind chronic pain and substance abuse, current clinical findings, treatment therapies, and abuse deterrents.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Addiction;Chronic pain;Drug abuse;Opioids;Pain management;Substance abuse

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