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2023 Jan 18

J Pediatr Urol

Opioids and pediatric urology: A prospective study evaluating prescribing habits and patient postoperative pain and narcotic utilization.


Lence T, Thinnes R, Foster AJ, Cooper CC, Lockwood G, Ten Eyck P, Rye Z, Wu C, Juhr D, Storm DW
J Pediatr Urol. 2023 Jan 18.
PMID: 36707266.


Few pediatric urologists believe patients require a majority of the doses of opioids prescribed to them postoperatively. Seeking a better understanding of postoperative pain and analgesia in pediatric urology patients may help reduce opioid over prescription while still adequately managing postoperative pain.