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Papers: 24 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2021 Jul 24

J Clin Anesth


Long-term analgesic and opioid prescription after surgery under general or neuraxial anesthesia: A retrospective nationwide sampling study.


Yu C-H, Chen Y-C, Hung I-Y, Chen J-Y, Chang Y-J, Ho C-H, Chu C-C
J Clin Anesth. 2021 Jul 24; 75:110438.
PMID: 34311243.


Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a common and underreported but significant outcome following surgery. Pharmacological treatment with analgesics, including non-opioids and opioids, is frequently used. It has been debated whether neuraxial anesthesia can reduce persistent analgesic use. We aimed to survey long-term analgesic prescription after different surgeries under general and neuraxial anesthesia, using a nationwide database.