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Opioids have been found to reduce pain intensity and improve physical functioning for patients with persistent noncancer pain. It’s important to note that a decrease in mental health functioning was also seen.

Papaleontiou M, Henderson C, Turner B, et al. Outcomes Associated with Opioid Use in the Treatmetn of Chronic Noncacner Pain in Older Adults: A systematic reveiw and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010; 58(7): 1353-69. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02920.x/abstract

Reference

Title
Outcomes Associated with Opioid Use in the Treatmetn of Chronic Noncacner Pain in Older Adults: A systematic reveiw and meta-analysis
Publication
J Am Geriatr Soc
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Papaleontiou M, Henderson C, Turner B, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 58, Issue 7
Pages
1353-69
URL
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