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2022 Mar 19

Dig Dis Sci

Evaluating Outcomes and Misuse in Opioid-Dependent Chronic Pancreatitis Using a State-Mandated Monitoring System.


Shah I, Bocchino R, Yakah W, Ahmed A, Freedman SD, Kothari DJ, Sheth SG
Dig Dis Sci. 2022 Mar 19.
PMID: 35305166.


Patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) often require opioids for pain control. The goal of our study was to characterize opioid use in patients with CP in a real-life practice using a state-mandated online monitoring program and to assess outcomes compared to CP patients without opioid dependency.