The Opioid Crisis

Creator:   Honorio T, Benzon MD, T. Anthony Anderson, MD, PhD
Created:   9/28/2017
Contains:  29 items
Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November and December issues of Anesthesia & Analgesia—special thematic issues presenting information on the "background, problems, and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic." The articles from these special issues present research reviews and expert commentaries on the opioid crisis—focusing on the role of anesthesia and pain medicine physicians who care for patients undergoing surgery and those in need of specialized pain clinic care. Guest Editors Honorio T. Benzon, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and T. Anthony Anderson, MD, PhD, of Stanford University School of Medicine write, "We wanted to show to the medical community that we, anesthesiologists, can play an active role in identifying and solving the issues."

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Opioid Prescribing for the Treatment of Acute Pain in Children on Hospital Discharge

Monitto, Constance L.; Hsu, Aaron; Gao, Shuna; More

Anesthesia & Analgesia. 125(6):2113-2122, December 2017.

Impact of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Opioid-Free Anesthesia on Opioid Prescriptions at Discharge From the Hospital: A Historical-Prospective Study

Brandal, Delara; Keller, Michelle S.; Lee, Carol; More

Anesthesia & Analgesia. 125(5):1784-1792, November 2017.

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