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2020 Jan

J Urol



Opioid Use After Radical Prostatectomy: Nationwide, Population-Based Study in Sweden.


Loeb S, Cazzaniga W, Robinson D, Garmo H, Stattin Pär
J Urol. 2020 Jan; 203(1):145-150.
PMID: 31584849.


North American studies have reported that ∼3-7% of opioid-naïve surgical patients transition to chronic opioid use after a single prescription. We examined the risk of chronic opioid use following radical prostatectomy (RP) using nationwide Swedish data.