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Human Studies

2019 Jul

Pain Pract



Trends of opioid use disorder amongst hospitalized patients with chronic pain.


Orhurhu V, Olusunmade M, Urits I, Viswanath O, Peck J, Salisu Orhurhu M, Adekoya P, Hirji S, Sampson J, Simopoulos T, Jatinder G
Pain Pract. 2019 Jul; 19(6):656-663.
PMID: 31077526.


Chronic pain patients managed with opioids are at an increased risk of opioid misuse or opioid use disorder (OUD). In recent years, there has seen a stark increase in abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription opioid medications. The aim of this study is to investigate trends in changing rates of opioid use disorder amongst chronic pain patients.