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2021 12 01

Ann Surg



Use and Misuse of Opioids After Endocrine Surgery Operations.


Kuo JH, Huang Y, Kluger MD, Hershman DL, Chabot JA, Lee JA, Wright JD
Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e1144-e1152.
PMID: 31972644.


To examine the rate of new and persistent opioid use after endocrine surgery operations SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: A global epidemic of opioid misuse and abuse has been evolving over the past 2 decades with opioid use among surgical patients being a particularly difficult problem. Minimal data exists regarding opioid misuse after endocrine surgical operations.