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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 03

Br J Anaesth



Evaluation of opioid discontinuation after non-orthopaedic surgery among chronic opioid users: a population-based cohort study.


Jivraj NK, Scales DC, Gomes T, Bethell J, Hill A, Pinto R, Wijeysundera DN, Wunsch H
Br J Anaesth. 2020 03; 124(3):281-291.
PMID: 32000975.


Many patients use opioids chronically before surgery; it is unclear if surgery alters the likelihood of ongoing opioid consumption in these patients.