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2020 May 14


Are narcotic pain medications necessary after discharge following thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy?


Brady JT, Dreimiller A, Miller-Spalding S, Gesang T, Sehgal AR, McHenry CR
Surgery. 2020 May 14.
PMID: 32416981.


The aim of this study was to determine whether patients undergoing thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy have similar postoperative pain if managed with an opioid-sparing regimen versus an opioid-containing regimen. We hypothesized that an opioid-sparing regimen would provide equivalent analgesia.