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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

Endocrine effects of opioids

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

Research update: Is tapentadol different from classical opioids?

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson reviews the evidence of whether tapentadol is different from classical opioids

Case study: Complex paediatric postoperative pain management

Dr Benjamin M Thomas describes the analgesic challenges in the postoperative period following paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Opioid use and driving

Opioid therapy at stable dosage for chronic pain does not necessarily cause loss of driving ability, however, the doctor and patient must consider all additional risk factors for unsafe driving, explains pain expert Professor Harald Breivik

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