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2022 Jul 07

Int J Colorectal Dis

Male gender, smoking, younger age, and preoperative pain found to increase postoperative opioid requirements in 592 elective colorectal resections.


R K B, P Z P, Joyce W, L M S, Paolo G, Jennifer H, Imran H, R K M, Irena G-R
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2022 Jul 07.
PMID: 35796873.


With increased awareness of the opioid epidemic, understanding contributing factors to postoperative opioid use is important. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient and perioperative factors that contribute to postoperative opioid use after colorectal resections and their relation to pre-existing pain conditions and psychiatric diagnoses.