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    • Relationship between COPD and nutrition intake
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  • Airflow function and the metabolic syndrome
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doi: 10.3810/PSM.2021.04.1703
The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Volume 37: No.1
Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guideline Released for Prescribing Potent Opioid Pain Medications
Abstract: A long-awaited, evidence-based clinical practice guideline has been released by a national panel of pain management experts representing the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine to assist clinicians in prescribing potent opioid pain medications for patients with chronic noncancer pain. The expert panel made 25 specific recommendations and achieved unanimous consensus on nearly all. While acknowledging widespread concerns about increases in prescription opioid abuse, addiction and diversion, the panel concluded that opioid pain medications are safe and effective for carefully selected, well-monitored patients with chronic noncancer pain. The guideline was published in The Journal of Pain and was based on a review of more than 8000 published abstracts and nonpublished studies to assess clinical evidence.

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