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Papers: 27 May 2023 - 2 Jun 2023

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Human Studies, Molecular/Cellular, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2023 May 26

Eur J Pain


Long-term opioid treatment and endocrine measures in chronic non-cancer pain patients.


Diasso PDK, Abou-Kassem D, Nielsen SD, Main KM, Sjøgren P, Kurita GP


The prevalence of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) has increased dramatically the past decades, which combined with indiscriminate use of prescribed opioids has become a public health problem. Endocrine dysfunction may be a complication of long-term opioid treatment (L-TOT), but the evidence is limited. This study aimed at investigating the associations between L-TOT and endocrine measures in CNCP patients.