Indian Journal of Pain

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65--67

Safe perioperative opioid taper in cancer patients needs meticulous multimodal management


Anjum Khan Joad, Manisha Hemrajani, Pratima Agarwal, Shikha Jain, Vinita Jain 
 Department of Anaesthesiology and Palliative Care, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Manisha Hemrajani
Department of Anaesthesia and Palliative Care, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

Opioid therapy plays a vital role in chronic pain management of advanced cancer patients. Some patients require discontinuation of opioids when an intervention appropriately controls the pain. Safe discontinuation of opioids poses a challenge among lack of evidence-based standardized taper protocol. We report a patient with a soft tissue sarcoma in whom opioid was tapered in the background of acute postoperative pain.


How to cite this article:
Joad AK, Hemrajani M, Agarwal P, Jain S, Jain V. Safe perioperative opioid taper in cancer patients needs meticulous multimodal management.Indian J Pain 2017;31:65-67


How to cite this URL:
Joad AK, Hemrajani M, Agarwal P, Jain S, Jain V. Safe perioperative opioid taper in cancer patients needs meticulous multimodal management. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 13 ];31:65-67
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