McMaster University

Michael G. DeGroote
National Pain Centre

Scope of Search

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Notes for Part B

Numbering of Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures are numbered to correspond with the associated section in Part A, and the associated recommendation in Part B, e.g.,

  • Table A-11.1 is located in Part A, section 11.1.
  • Table B-12.1 is located in Part B, under Recommendation 12.

Individual Recommendations

For Part B, the recommendations are organized into three sections: Recommendation Statement, Discussion, and Summary of Peer-Reviewed Evidence. For recommendations with Grade-C only support, the "Summary of Peer-Reviewed Evidence" is omitted.

Acronyms used in Part B

  • CNCP = chronic non-cancer pain
  • CPG = clinical practice guideline
  • CR = controlled release
  • FDA = Food and Drug Administration
  • IR = immediate release
  • LTOT = long-term opioid therapy
  • MEQ = morphine equivalent
  • NA = not applicable
  • NRS = numeric rating scale
  • OIH = Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia
  • ORT = Opioid Risk Tool
  • PDI = pain disability index
  • RCT = randomized controlled trial
  • UDS = urine drug screening