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Health Care Burden Associated With Adolescent Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery

Anesthesia Analgesia

Reviewed July 2023 by Dr David Sainsbury

Summary This was a retrospective cohort study of opioid-naïve patients aged 12-21 undergoing surgery. The study used insurance claim data to examine the healthcare usage of the patients and the...

Prevalence and Outcomes of Opioid Use Disorder in Pediatric Surgical Patients

A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Anesthesia Analgesia

Reviewed July 2023 by Dr David Sainsbury

This was a retrospective matched cohort study examining the prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) in 10 to 18-year-olds and the association with post-operative outcomes over a 15-year period from...

Population Pharmacokinetics of Single Bolus Dose Fentanyl in Obese Children

Anesthesia Analgesia

Reviewed June 2024 by Dr Mark Moll

Background: Childhood obesity is a significant problem. Obesity may alter the pharmacokinetics (PKs) of many medications. Fentanyl is commonly used in paediatric anaesthesia, but there is a...


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