Recovery protocol cuts opioid use after elective neurosurgery
By Admin | September 06, 2020
(HealthDay)—Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols can reduce postoperative use of opioids in patients undergoing elective spine and peripheral nerve surgical procedures, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Pain Medicine.
Tracy M. Flanders, M.D., from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues report on a single institution's 18-month experience with an ERAS pathway in elective spinal surgery. The need for opioid use one month after surgery was examined for 1,141 patients prospectively enrolled in...(More)
For more information please read, Recovery protocol cuts opioid use after elective neurosurgery, by Medical Press