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2020 Mar

Pain Physician



Continuation of Buprenorphine to Facilitate Postoperative Pain Management for Patients on Buprenorphine Opioid Agonist Therapy.


Mehta D, Thomas V, Johnson J, Scott B, Cortina S, Berger L
Pain Physician. 2020 Mar; 23(2):E163-E174.
PMID: 32214293.


Acute pain management in patients on buprenorphine opioid agonist therapy (BOAT) can be challenging. It is unclear whether BOAT should be continued or interrupted for optimization of postoperative pain control.