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2020 Jul 08

Rev Bras Anestesiol

[Transdermal buprenorphine for acute postoperative pain: a systematic review].


Machado F C, Neto G C, de Paiva L O, Soares T C, Nakamura R K, de Nascimento L F, Campana C S, Lustosa L A M M, Corteza R A, Ashmawi H A
Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2020 Jul 08.
PMID: 32819729.


Postoperative pain is still a major concern in several surgical procedures. Multimodal analgesia is best for postoperative pain management; however, opioid therapy is still the main treatment for pain after surgical procedures. Transdermal buprenorphine is a partial μ agonist opioid widely used for chronic pain syndromes, with limited evidence for acute postoperative pain. A systematic review of studies examining transdermal buprenorphine for acute pain management after surgery was conducted.