[S3 guidelines on long-term opioid treatment in non-cancer pain : Recommendations for opioid use in clinical rheumatology].
Z Rheumatol. 2015 Nov 13;
Authors: Krasselt M, Häuser W, Petzke F, Baerwald C
The long-term use of opioids for chronic pain can be problematic in many respects. Besides potentially harmful and considerable undesired side effects and possible drug abuse, the indications for prescription, efficacy and safety in the long run have to be considered. The recently updated S3 guidelines on long-term opioid treatment in non-cancer pain (LONTS) provide recommendations with the highest currently available evidence. This article summarizes the most relevant contents for the clinical rheumatologist.
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