Luis E. Chaparro MD

MD, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) Specialty in Anesthesia (Colombia) Specialty in Palliative Care (Colombia) Comprehensive Pain Program Fellow (TWH) Research Fellow (Ian Gilron-Queens University)


University of Toronto

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Key Publications:

Chaparro LE, Furlan AD, Deshpande A, Mailis-Gagnon A, Atlas S, Turk DC. Opioids compared with placebo or other treatments for chronic low back pain: an update of the Cochrane Review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Apr 1;39(7):556-63. Chaparro LE, Smith SA, Moore RA, Wiffen PJ, Gilron I. Pharmacotherapy for the prevention of chronic pain after surgery in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jul 24;7:CD008307. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008307.pub2. Review. Chaparro LE, Clarke H, Valdes PA, Mira M, Duque L, Mitsakakis N. Adding pregabalin to a multimodal analgesic regimen does not reduce pain scores following cosmetic surgery: a randomized trial. J Anesth. 2012 Dec;26(6):829-35. Chaparro LE, Wiffen PJ, Moore RA, Gilron I. Combination pharmacotherapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jul 11;7:CD008943. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008943.pub2. Review. Furlan A, Chaparro LE, Irvin E, Mailis-Gagnon A. A comparison between enriched and nonenriched enrollment randomized withdrawal trials of opioids for chronic noncancer pain. Pain Res Manag. 2011 Sep-Oct;16(5):337-51. Review. Chaparro LE, Lezcano W, Alvarez HD, Joaqui W. Analgesic effectiveness of dipyrone (metamizol) for postoperative pain after herniorrhaphy: a randomized, double-blind, dose-response study. Pain Pract. 2012 Feb;12(2):142-7.