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Acute pain in haematological disorders 

Acute pain in haematological disorders
Chapter:
Acute pain in haematological disorders
Source:
Acute Pain (Oxford Pain Management Library)
Author(s):

Ali Mofeez

and Upal Hossain

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0014

The use of painkillers ranging from simple analgesics to strong opioids is a common feature in the acute pain management of haematological conditions.

However, each disease also has its own specific aetiological factors for pain, requiring specific treatment.

Haematological patients with chronic pain on long-term opioid therapy may require multidisciplinary pain management to improve quality of life and prevent chronic escalation of opioid doses.

Intramuscular injections should be avoided in all patients.

The use of pethidine (meperidine) is not recommended.

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