8th Aug 2018
Management of Back Pain: Are Opioids Contraindicated?
Mr Austin Enright will deliver this 2 hour CME session on Wednesday 8th August at The East Pier Hotel in Napier. The same session will be repeated on Wednesday 15th August in the Education Room at Royston Hospital in Hastings.
Speaker: Mr Austin Enright
- Opiates are not superior to anti-inflammatories in improving pain related function in back pain, and hip or knee osteoarthritic pain.
- NSAIDs show greater, or at least equivalent, improvements in pain intensity vs. opioids.
- Adverse medication-related incidents are increased with the use of opiods vs NSAIDs.
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