Opioid Medications in the Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain

Opioid Medications in the Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain Purpose of Review Chronic abdominal pain is a complex computer search with Google Scholar, Pubmed, Medline, and medical condition. The causes of chronic abdominal pain are EMbase. The search terms used included Opioid, Oxycodone, extremely diverse ranging from chronic pancreatitis, Crohn’s Buprenorphine, Morphine, Fentanyl, Oxymorphone, disease, to chronic pain with no clear etiology. Treatment of Hydromorphone, chronic abdominal pain, Crohn’s disease, chronic abdominal pain remains a challenge in our clinical and pancreatitis. All studies were considered eligible for in- practice. While current interventions with celiac plexus blocks clusion if they were clinical studies evaluating the efficacy of and pain medications provide some relief for these patients, opioid medications for chronic abdominal pain. Two studies but these treatments are typically less efficacious and limited were found according to these criteria. by various adverse effects. Opioid medications are commonly Summary Chronic abdominal pain is a challenging medical condition in our daily practice. This condition often requires used to manage chronic pain syndromes that are refectory to other pain management interventions. The potential problems opioid medications when other treatments fail. This review provided very limited clinical evidence to support long-term related to opioids include misuse, abuse, constipation, nausea pruritus, et al. Moreover, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Pain and Headache Reports Springer Journals

Opioid Medications in the Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain

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Medicine & Public Health; Pain Medicine; Internal Medicine
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