Institutional Repository UDD

Use of Opioids in Latin America: The Need of an Evidence-Based Change.

Show simple item record Rico, Antonieta Campos, Durval Jreige, Aziza Colimon, Frantz lara, Argelia Flores, José Amescua-García, César Guillén, María Bonilla, Patricia Lech, Osvandré Hernández-Castro, John Guerrero, Carlos Delgado, William Sempértegui, Manuel Berenguel, María Santos, Joao Pérez, Concepción 2017-01-06T14:37:55Z 2017-01-06T14:37:55Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Pain Medicine, April 2016, vol.17,n°4,p.704-716
dc.identifier.uri 10.1111/pme.12905
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: The subject of this publication has been focused on local considerations for facilitating regional best practice, including identifying and uniformly adopting the most relevant international guidelines on opioid use (OU) in chronic pain management. DESIGN AND SETTING: The Change Pain Latin America (CPLA) Advisory Panel conducted a comprehensive, robust, and critical analysis of published national and international reviews and guidelines of OU, considering those most appropriate for Latin America. METHODS: A PubMed search was conducted using the terms "opioid," "chronic," and "pain" and then refined using the filters "practice guidelines" and "within the last 5 years" (2007-2012). Once the publications were identified, they were selected using five key criteria: "Evidence based," "Comprehensive," "From a well-recognized source," "Current publications," and "Based on best practice" and then critically analyzed considering 10 key criteria for determining the most relevant guidelines to be applied in Latin America. RESULTS: The initial PubMed search identified 177 reviews and guidelines, which was reduced to 16 articles using the five preliminary criteria. After a secondary analysis according to the 10 key criteria specific to OU in Latin America, 10 publications were selected for critical review and discussion. CONCLUSIONS: The CPLA advisory panel considered the "Safe and effective use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain" (published in 2010 by the NOUGG of Canada) to be valid, relevant to Latin America, practical, evidence-based, concise, unambiguous, and sufficiently educational to provide clear instruction on OU and pain management and, thus, recommended for uniform adoption across the Latin America region.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Pain Medicine
dc.subject Chronic pain
dc.subject Latin America
dc.subject Opioid barriers
dc.subject Opioids guidelines
dc.title Use of Opioids in Latin America: The Need of an Evidence-Based Change.
dc.type Artículo

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


My Account