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2022 Mar 14

J Clin Med



Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder among Patients with Cancer-Related Pain: A Systematic Review.


Preux C, Bertin M, Tarot A, Authier N, Pinol N, Brugnon D, Pereira B, Guastella V
J Clin Med. 2022 Mar 14; 11(6).
PMID: 35329919.


The opioid use disorder is an international public health problem. Over the past 20 years it has been the subject of numerous publications concerning patients treated for chronic pain other than cancer-related. Patients with cancer-related pain are also at risk of opioid use disorder. The primary objective of this literature review was to determine the prevalence of opioid use disorder in patients with cancer-related chronic pain. Its secondary objective was to identify the characteristics of these opioid users.