This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).

Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.

Assessment of Preoperative Opioid Use Prevalence and Clinical Outcomes in Pulmonary Resection

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Submitted by


Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Subramanian MP, Sahrmann JM, Nickel KB, Olsen MA, Bottros M, Heiden B, Semenkovich TR, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Patterson GA, Nava RG, Kreisel D, Puri V.

Over 30% of lung resection patients in the STS Database had prior exposure to opioid use.  They experienced longer length of postoperative stay, more frequent visits to the ED, and a higher incidence of readmission within 90 days.  Athough there is growing interest in standardized enhanced recovery pathways after lung resection, this challenging subset of patients appears to require unique targeted postoperative interventions.

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments