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2019 Dec

J Surg Oncol



Impact of intraoperative remifentanil on postoperative pain and opioid use in thyroid surgery.


Wu JX, Assel M, Vickers A, Afonso AM, Twersky RS, Simon BA, Cohen MA, Rieth EF, Cracchiolo JR
J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec; 120(8):1456-1461.
PMID: 31680250.


Remifentanil infusion is used as an intraoperative anesthetic for thyroidectomy, but has been associated with acute opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia. A national shortage of remifentanil provided an opportunity to study postoperative pain in patients undergoing thyroidectomy.