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, 25 (3), 381-407; vi

Current Concepts in Pain Management: Pharmacologic Options for the Pediatric, Geriatric, Hepatic and Renal Failure Patient

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Current Concepts in Pain Management: Pharmacologic Options for the Pediatric, Geriatric, Hepatic and Renal Failure Patient

Stephen S Stern et al. Clin Podiatr Med Surg.

Abstract

This article provides a review for current practice. Strict guidelines are not available on some topics, and they may never be drafted because pain is such a unique individual experience. It is recommended to coordinate care with other medical specialties when patients present with organ dysfunctions or are at the extremes of age. More data are required in the field of pain management, particularly with regard to renal and hepatic dysfunction. In turn, these data serve as a foundation for physicians making practice decisions based on current evidence. Until this is achieved, clinicians must rely on anecdotal evidence and the experiences of others to treat a complex issue: pain.

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