A case report on the treatment of complex chronic pain and opioid dependence by a multidisciplinary transitional pain service using the ACT Matrix and buprenorphine/naloxone

Aliza Weinrib, Lindsay Burns, Alex Mu, Muhammad Abid Azam, Salima s J Ladak, Karen McRae, Rita Katznelson, Saam Azargive, Cieran Tran, Joel Katz, Hance Clarke
  • Journal of Pain Research, March 2017, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/jpr.s124566

TPS case report

What is it about?

A case report on a patient with complex chronic pain and opioid dependance treated by the Transitional Pain Service

Why is it important?

Demonstrates the potential efficacy of a multidisciplinary, hospital-integrated pain service for treating a complex chronic pain and opioid problem


Mr. Muhammad Azam
York University

We are in an era of heightened concern for opioid dependence and misuse, a problem partially resulting from mismanaged care for the chronic pain and postsurgical pain population. This case report models a perioperative care pathway involving multidisciplinary support that can positively alter the trajectory of pain patients

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The following have contributed to this page: Mr. Muhammad Azam and Joel Katz