alexa Tailoring chronic pain treatments for the elderly: are we prepared for the challenge?
General Science

General Science

Journal of Research and Development

Author(s): Arneric SP, Laird JM, Chappell AS, Kennedy JD

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Abstract Chronic pain is increasingly recognized as a disease and accounts for substantial suffering and disability worldwide. The aging 'baby-boomer' generation is creating a tsunami of elderly patients (>65 years old) for global healthcare systems (between 2010 and 2030). The phenotypic expression of chronic pain in the elderly can be influenced by co-morbid diseases (e.g. diabetes, cancer, depression, Alzheimer's disease, etc.), changes in physiological competency (e.g. drug metabolism/elimination) or cognitive reserve. Will a shift in the drug discovery paradigm be required to improve efficacy, side-effects or positively impact quality of life (QoL) in the elderly with chronic pain? This review highlights a number of potential pitfalls that should be considered when delivering valued pain relief medicines tailored for the elderly. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Drug Discov Today and referenced in Journal of Research and Development

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