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2022 Mar 04

Surg Endosc

The NOpioid Project: a prospective observational feasibility study examining the implementation of a non-narcotic post-operative pain control regimen.


DeVitis J, Flom E, Cooper-Roth T, Davis A, Krech L, Fisk C, Pounders S, Kwazneski D, Chapman A, Valdez C
Surg Endosc. 2022 Mar 04.
PMID: 35246743.


Post-operative prescription of opioids has fueled an increase in opioid-associated morbidity and mortality. Alternative post-operative pain control with non-opioid pharmaceuticals can help counteract this effect. We investigated a non-opioid pain management protocol following emergent laparoscopic appendectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.