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2022 Jan 13

Am J Emerg Med


Oxycodone induced euphoria in ED patients with acute musculoskeletal pain. A secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial.


Sapkota A, Takematsu M, Adewunmi V, Gupta C, Williams AR, Friedman BW
Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Jan 13; 53:240-244.
PMID: 35085877.


Some opioid-naïve patients with acute musculoskeletal pain who are treated with opioids develop persistent opioid use. The impact of opioid-induced euphoria on this transition to persistent use has not been explored. We determined whether opioid-induced euphoria could be measured as a phenomenon distinct from relief of pain.