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2022 Sep

Ann Transl Med



Effects of high-dose opioid analgesia on survival, pain relief, quality of life and adverse drug reactions in cancer and neuropathic pain patients: a retrospective cohort study in real-world clinical practice.


Pain is a common symptom among cancer patients and directly affects their prognosis. As the leading drug for pain management, opioids are widely prescribed. So it is necessary to get people a correct understanding and application of opioids. In order to examine whether the use of high-dose opioids might affect survival and quality of life, this retrospective cohort study was performed to explore the outcomes of patients receiving high-dose opioids for pain management in a first-class tertiary hospital in China.