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Papers: 31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 01

J Urol



Recommendations for Opioid Prescribing after Endourological and Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery: An Expert Panel Consensus.


Koo K, Faisal F, Gupta N, Meyer AR, Patel HD, Pierorazio PM, Matlaga BR
J Urol. 2020 01; 203(1):151-158.
PMID: 31464563.


Opioids are frequently overprescribed after surgery. The 2018 American Urological Association position statement on opioid use suggests using the lowest dose and potency to achieve pain control, but a lack of procedure-specific prescribing guidelines contributes to wide variation in prescribing patterns. To address this gap, this study aims to develop opioid prescribing recommendations through an expert panel consensus.