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2023 Jan 31

Colorectal Dis

Feasibility of opioid-free surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.


Truong A, Yao L, Fleshner PR, Zaghiyan KN
Colorectal Dis. 2023 Jan 31.
PMID: 36718946.


Patients undergoing colorectal surgery or those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are particularly at risk for opioid-related complications and progression to long-term opioid dependence. We aim to explore the real-world possibility of perioperative opioid avoidance in colorectal surgery and IBD.