Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2016, vol. 22, issue 1
Subject Area: Medicine
Pages: 1072-1074
Published online: 25 March 2016

J of IMAB 2016 Jan-Mar;22(1):1072-1074
Nikolay Yanev1, Corresponding Autor, Mila Vlaskovska2
1) University Hospital of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2) Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical Faculty, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

The article clarifies that pain in obesity is not obesity and pain. The authors reviewed the literature and surveyed the clinical data about pain in people with abnormal body weight. The conclusion was made that pain in obese patients needs adequate management. Data for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics characteristics of frequently used analgesic drugs are summarized. The authors include useful schemas of pharmacotherapy with non-opioid as well as opioid analgesics and practical guidelines for pain management in clinical ward or outpatient departments.

Key words: obesity, pain, analgesic drugs, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapy,

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Yanev N, Vlaskovska M. PAIN IN OBESITY IS NOT OBESITY AND PAIN. J of IMAB. 2016 Jan-Mar;22(1):1072-1074. DOI:

Correspondence to: Nikolay Yanev, DMD, MD, PhD, University Hospital of Maxillo-Facial Surgery; 1 Georgy Sofiiski blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 22 December 2015
Published online: 25 March 2016

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