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Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor

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FLORES CANTISANI, J.A. et al. Pain clinics and palliative care in Mexico: management of opioid-induced constipation. Conclusions of an expert group. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2009, vol.16, n.8, pp.468-481. ISSN 1134-8046.

At the end of September 2008, 15 leading figures in pain treatment and palliative care in Mexico met in Mexico City to design a clinical guideline on the use of opioids and the secondary effects of these drugs, with special emphasis on constipation. A new treatment scheme was proposed. The participants currently work in pain or palliative care units throughout Mexico and some are active participants in the design of regulatory measures on opioid use. During the drafting of this guideline, the law reforming palliative treatment in Mexico was passed and came into effect on 6th January, 2009.

Keywords : Opioids; Constipation; Methylnaltrexone.

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