Opioids in Cancer PaineBook - 2009
Opioids have become invaluable in modern medicine but it is essential that they are prescribed with an understanding of the complex pharmacology behind their effectiveness; without this, they will frequently fail to achieve their enormous potential of pain relief, minimal side effects, and improved function. In addition, opioids come with problems, including side effects such as constipation, respiratory depression, and sedation, as well as the potential for substance abuse. Clinicians handling the complex pain problems of cancer patients must incorporate the insight of basic scientists and pha.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: data file,rda 1 online resource (xii, 487 pages) : illustrations