Latin-American guidelines for opioid use in chronic nononcologic pain

Argelia Lara-Solares, Carlos Aguayo Zamora, César Amescua García, João Batista Santos Garcia, María Del Rosario Berenguel Cook, Patricia Bonilla Sierra, Durval Campos Kraychete, José Alberto Flores Cantisani, Carlos Guerrero, María Del Rocío Guillén Núñez, John Jairo Hernández Castro, Andrés Hernández Ortíz, Aziza Jreige Iskandar, Osvandré Lech, Jacqueline Macías Guerra, Gerardo Ramírez Samayoa, Edwin Rangel Morillo, María Antonieta Rico Pazos, Manuel Sempértegui Gallegos

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Abstract

AIM: Latin-American experts in the use of opioids in patients with chronic nononcologic pain (CNOP) have updated existing recommendations to current Latin-American reality.

METHODS: Several key opinion leaders from Latin America participated in a face-to-face meeting in Guatemala (April 2015) to discuss the use of opioids in CNOP. Subgroups of experts worked on specific topics, reviewed the literature and shaped the final manuscript.

RESULTS: The expert panel developed guidelines taking into consideration the utility of both opioid and nonopioid analgesics and factors pertaining to their efficacy, safety, adherence, administration and risks for abuse/addiction.

CONCLUSION: Latin-American guidelines for the use of opioids in CNOP should improve pain relief and patients' quality of life by increasing access to these effective agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalPain Management
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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