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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Sep

Anesth Analg



Weeding Out the Problem: The Impact of Preoperative Cannabinoid Use on Pain in the Perioperative Period.


Liu CW, Bhatia A, Buzon-Tan A, Walker S, Ilangomaran D, Kara J, Venkat Raghavan L, Prabhu AJ
Anesth Analg. 2019 Sep; 129(3):874-881.
PMID: 31425232.


The recreational and medical use of cannabinoids has been increasing. While most studies and reviews have focused on the role of cannabinoids in the management of acute pain, no study has examined the postoperative outcomes of surgical candidates who are on cannabinoids preoperatively. This retrospective cohort study examined the impact of preoperative cannabinoid use on postoperative pain scores and pain-related outcomes in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery.