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Pharmacological profiles and indications of different opioids

Professor Dr. Josef Donnerer describes the differences between opioid analgesics, and factors that should be taken into account when selecting opioid analgesia

Pain treatment in a cancer patient suffering from cachexia

Palliative care, including pain control at the end of life, requires an individualised approach in a cachexic patient with advanced lung cancer, explains Dr Eva Masel. With case reviews by Professor Tony O'Brien and Dr Eberhard Lux

Endocrine effects of opioids

Dr Rimma Geller discusses the often underestimated and undertreated endocrine effects that can occur with opioid treatment.

The use of naloxone for control of side-effects

Dr Jan Vranken describes how using an opioid receptor antagonist such as naloxone may help to manage opioid-induced constipation

Case study: perioperative pain management in trauma and orthopaedics

Dr Eberhard A Lux presents a case discussing options for perioperative pain management following orthopaedic surgery

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