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2022 Jul-Aug

J Opioid Manag



Change of quality of life in patients with chronic pain with prescription opioid usage after opioid detoxification.


Laubner G, Zakarauskaitė B, Pociuvienė G, Tamošauskas R, Badaras R
J Opioid Manag. 2022 Jul-Aug; 18(4):377-383.
PMID: 36052935.


Managing patients with chronic pain with long-term opioid therapy can be challenging for the prescribers, as the development of treatment complications such as addiction and opioid-induced hyperalgesia has to be considered. There is a paucity of information on the use of opioid detoxification protocols in patients with chronic pain on a long-term opioid therapy who have developed opioid-induced complications.