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2022 Jun 29

Ann Thorac Surg

The Impact of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery on Persistent Opioid Use Following Pulmonary Resection.


Turner KM, Delman AM, Griffith A, Wima K, Wallen TE, Starnes SL, Budde BM, Van Haren RM
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jun 29.
PMID: 35779597.


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been associated with improved perioperative outcomes after thoracic surgery, however the impact on long-term opioid use remains unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of ERAS on long-term opioid use.