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2022 Sep 15

J Surg Res


Continuing Chronic Buprenorphine Perioperatively is Associated With Reduced Postoperative Opioid Use.


Olney WJ, Johnson EG, Potts C, Murphy TJ, Oyler DR
J Surg Res. 2022 Sep 15; 281:63-69.
PMID: 36116209.


Buprenorphine is a frequently used medication for opioid use disorder and misunderstanding buprenorphine's unique pharmacology has historically complicated perioperative analgesia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of perioperative buprenorphine continuation in patients with substance use disorder on perioperative opioid use.