May 15, 2013 | chronic pain

Treatment Considerations in Relation to Concurrent Pharmacology

As the population ages, chronic conditions, especially pain, will increase in prevalence. Understanding the unique physiological changes that occur with age is important in selecting specific analgesics. This activity reviews the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes accompanying older adulthood, then provides an update on the American Geriatrics Society recommendations for medical therapy along with evidence for procedural interventions that may be useful for pain relief.

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