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2021 Mar

Pain Physician



Effect of Preemptive Acetaminophen on Opioid Consumption: A Meta-Analysis.


Xuan C, Yan W, Wang D, Mueller A, Ma H, Wang J
Pain Physician. 2021 Mar; 24(2):E153-E160.
PMID: 33740343.


Strategies for reducing postoperative opioid consumption have been explored in many recent studies, due in large part to the recent opioid epidemic. Preemptive analgesia has been proposed as a potential method, but its use is still controversial.