Opioids May Help Cognition in Noncancer Pain. (Oxycodone/Acetaminophen, Fentanyl)
Norton, Patrice G. W., Clinical Psychiatry News
CHICAGO -- Long-term use of certain opioids at stable doses does not significantly impair cognitive ability or psychomotor function in patients with chronic noncancer pain, Robert Jamison, Ph.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society.
In fact, in some cases, the cognitive function of patients actually improved, he said.
While on stable doses of oxycodone/acetaminophen or transdermal fentanyl, 144 patients with chronic low back pain demonstrated an overall improved ability to concentrate and perform timed hand-eye coordination tasks over a 90- and 180-day period, Dr. Jamison said in a poster presentation.
In addition, among many study …
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Publication information: Article title: Opioids May Help Cognition in Noncancer Pain. (Oxycodone/Acetaminophen, Fentanyl). Contributors: Norton, Patrice G. W. - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 2003. Page number: 27. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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