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The challenge of perioperative pain management in opioid-tolerant patients

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, September 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#43 of 1,069)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Title
The challenge of perioperative pain management in opioid-tolerant patients
Published in
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, September 2017
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s141332
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Flaminia Coluzzi, Francesca Bifulco, Arturo Cuomo, Mario Dauri, Claudio Leonardi, Rita Maria Melotti, Silvia Natoli, Patrizia Romualdi, Gennaro Savoia, Antonio Corcione

Abstract

The increasing number of opioid users among chronic pain patients, and opioid abusers among the general population, makes perioperative pain management challenging for health care professionals. Anesthesiologists, surgeons, and nurses should be familiar with some pharmacological phenomena which are typical of opioid users and abusers, such as tolerance, physical dependence, hyperalgesia, and addiction. Inadequate pain management is very common in these patients, due to common prejudices and fears. The target of preoperative evaluation is to identify comorbidities and risk factors and recognize signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and opioid withdrawal. Clinicians are encouraged to plan perioperative pain medications and to refer these patients to psychiatrists and addiction specialists for their evaluation. The aim of this review was to give practical suggestions for perioperative management of surgical opioid-tolerant patients, together with schemes of opioid conversion for chronic pain patients assuming oral or transdermal opioids, and patients under maintenance programs with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 117 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 15 13%
Other 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 9%
Researcher 10 9%
Other 28 24%
Unknown 26 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 29 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 August 2019.
All research outputs
#1,205,830
of 16,227,958 outputs
Outputs from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#43
of 1,069 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,330
of 275,393 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
#1
of 21 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,227,958 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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