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Human Studies

2020 Oct

Anesth Analg



Incidence of and Factors Associated With Prolonged and Persistent Postoperative Opioid Use in Children 0-18 Years of Age.


Ward A, De Souza E, Miller D, Wang E, Sun EC, Bambos N, Anderson AT
Anesth Analg. 2020 Oct; 131(4):1237-1248.
PMID: 32925345.


Long-term opioid use has negative health care consequences. Opioid-naïve adults are at risk for prolonged and persistent opioid use after surgery. While these outcomes have been examined in some adolescent and teenage populations, little is known about the risk of prolonged and persistent postoperative opioid use after common surgeries compared to children who do not undergo surgery and factors associated with these issues among pediatric surgical patients of all ages.