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Human Studies

2020 Apr 26

J Surg Res


Sex Comparisons in Opioid Use and Pain After Colorectal Surgery Using Enhanced Recovery Protocols.


Hrebinko KA, Myers SP, Tsang W L, Doney L, Lazar S, Teng C, Subramaniam K, Holder-Murray J
J Surg Res. 2020 Apr 26; 253:105-114.
PMID: 32348919.


Differences in nociception and use of opioids between sexes are of particular interest, considering higher rates of persistent opioid use among women after surgery. Although enhanced recovery protocols (ERPs) have improved postoperative pain control in colorectal surgery, sex-based comparisons of inpatient opioid use after surgery in an ERP remain understudied.