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2020 Apr 06

Am J Med

Evaluation of opioid use in acute pancreatitis in absence of chronic pancreatitis: Absence of opioid dependence an important feature.


Chronic opioid use and dependence is common in chronic pancreatitis. Patients with acute pancreatitis are frequently treated with opioids, but their risk for ongoing use is not well known. The aim of our study is to characterize opioid use in patients after an episode of acute pancreatitis, and to assess persistent, chronic and daily opioid use in such patients, in absence of chronic pancreatitis.