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J Pain Res


Opioid-Sparing Anesthetic Technique for Pediatric Patients Undergoing Adenoidectomy: A Pilot Study.


AlGhamdi F, Roth C, Jatana KR, Elmaraghy CA, Rice J, Tobias JD, Thung AK
J Pain Res. 2020; 13:2997-3004.
PMID: 33239908.


An opioid-sparing anesthetic involves a multi-modal technique with non-opioid medications targeting different analgesic pathways. Such techniques may decrease adverse effects related to opioids. These techniques may be considered in patients at higher risk for opioid-related adverse effects including obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing.