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2022 Jul 06

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol

Perioperative and Periprocedural anesthetic management of opioid tolerant patients and patients with active and medically treated opioid use disorder.


The increasing prevalence of opioid tolerant individuals, in combination with the expanding scope and utilization of nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) necessitates ongoing investigation into best clinical practice for managing surgical/procedural pain in this population. The purpose of this article is to review recent guidelines, identify specific challenges, and offer considerations for managing pain in patients who are opioid tolerant secondary to opioid use disorder (OUD), with or without medications for the treatment of OUD.