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A Standardized Minimal Opioid Prescription Post-Thoracic Surgery Provides Adequate Pain Control

Monday, July 12, 2021

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Graham Skelhorne-Gross, MD PhD, Carmine Simone, MD FRCSC, Sayf Gazala, MD FRCSC, Robert Allan Zeldin, MD FRCSC, Najib Safieddine, MD FRCSC

In this article, Dr. Skelhorne-Gross et al. discuss the utility of a standardized minimal opioid pain prescription post minimally invasive thoracic surgery to limit postoperative opioid prescriptions. They provided patients with a standardized prescription of Hydromorphine (2mg x 15 tabs), Acetaminophen (1g tid x 7 days), and Ibuprofen (400mg po tid x 3 days), and demonstrate that the pain was successfully controlled in the majority of patients. 



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