Opioid Utility the Other Half of Equianalgesia

Posted On 2020-04-10 08:30:31

The opioid crisis in America which has spread to Europe and has brought increasing scrutiny to opioid therapy. Illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogues have dramatically increased the mortality. Physicians, as a result, at least in United States have stopped prescribing opioids altogether or continue to prescribe but frequently without a firm knowledge of opioid pharmacology.

Editorial on Opioid Utility the Other Half of Equianalgesia
Opioid utility and the clinician

Mellar P. Davis

Review Article on Opioid Utility the Other Half of Equianalgesia
Opioid utility function: methods and implications

Cornelis Jan van Dam, Marijke Hyke Algera, Erik Olofsen, Leon Aarts, Terry Smith, Monique van Velzen, Elise Sarton, Marieke Niesters, Albert Dahan

Why equianalgesic tables are only part of the answer to equianalgesia

Mary Lynn McPherson

Combining opioids and benzodiazepines: effects on mortality and severe adverse respiratory events

Martijn Boon, Eveline van Dorp, Suzanne Broens, Frank Overdyk

Optimization of opioid utility in cancer pain populations

Stanley Sau-Ching Wong, Chi-Wai Cheung

Opioid utility for dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a complicated and controversial story

Nicholas T. Vozoris

Levorphanol versus methadone use: safety considerations

Ali Haider, Akhila Reddy

Tapering opioids: a comprehensive qualitative review

Mellar P. Davis, Glen Digwood, Zankhana Mehta, Mary Lynn McPherson

Reasons to avoid fentanyl

Mellar P. Davis, Bertrand Behm

The series “Opioid Utility the Other Half of Equianalgesia” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Palliative Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Mellar P. Davis served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.