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Article: Recent advances in opioid therapy

TitleRecent advances in opioid therapy
Authors
Keywordsadministration, cutaneous
analgesics, opioid
drug delivery systems
fentanyl
morphine
Issue Date1996
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1996, v. 2 n. 4, p. 397-400 How to Cite?
AbstractRecent advances in opioid therapy regarding routes of delivery, long-acting preparations, and sequential trials are described. Specifically, the advantages and disadvantages of transdermal therapeutic system fentanyl, transmucosal fentanyl citrate, Kapanol (sustained-release morphine) and individual variability in the responses to different opioids are discussed in detail. Pain and the fear of pain are perhaps the greatest source of suffering. It is common sense to accept that many diseases still cannot be cured, yet the accompanying suffering real. Hence relief is very important. Very few medications surpass opioids in terms of their therapeutic efficacy, ease of application, and lack of organic toxicity. The question is not whether opioids are effective but how to use them rationally. Many patients fail to have adequate analgesia, simply because doctors under-prescribe opioids as a result of lack of knowledge about their optimal usage.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44561
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorYang, JCSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorO'Regan, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsui, SLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTong, WNen_HK
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dc.date.issued1996en_HK
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dc.description.abstractRecent advances in opioid therapy regarding routes of delivery, long-acting preparations, and sequential trials are described. Specifically, the advantages and disadvantages of transdermal therapeutic system fentanyl, transmucosal fentanyl citrate, Kapanol (sustained-release morphine) and individual variability in the responses to different opioids are discussed in detail. Pain and the fear of pain are perhaps the greatest source of suffering. It is common sense to accept that many diseases still cannot be cured, yet the accompanying suffering real. Hence relief is very important. Very few medications surpass opioids in terms of their therapeutic efficacy, ease of application, and lack of organic toxicity. The question is not whether opioids are effective but how to use them rationally. Many patients fail to have adequate analgesia, simply because doctors under-prescribe opioids as a result of lack of knowledge about their optimal usage.en_HK
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dc.subjectadministration, cutaneousen_HK
dc.subjectanalgesics, opioiden_HK
dc.subjectdrug delivery systemsen_HK
dc.subjectfentanylen_HK
dc.subjectmorphineen_HK
dc.titleRecent advances in opioid therapyen_HK
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