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Pre‐emptive and Preventive Opioids for Postoperative Pain in Adults Undergoing All Types of Surgery

Devji, Tahira PhD; Bhandari, Mohit MD, PhD, FRCSC

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: July 2019 - Volume 477 - Issue 7 - p 1537–1543
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000833

T. Devji PhD, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

M. Bhandari MD, PhD, FRCSC, Professor and Academic Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University

Mohit Bhandari MD, PhD, FRCSC, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada, Email:

A note from the Editor-in-Chief: We are pleased to publish the next installment of Cochrane in CORR®, our partnership between CORR®, The Cochrane Collaboration®, and McMaster University’s Evidence-Based Orthopaedics Group. In this column, researchers from McMaster University and other institutions will provide expert perspective on an abstract originally published in The Cochrane Library that we think is especially important.

(Doleman B, Leonardi-Bee J, Heinink TP, Bhattacharjee D, Lund JN, Williams JP. Pre-emptive and preventive opioids for postoperative pain in adults undergoing all types of surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012624. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012624.pub2).

Copyright © 2018 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Reproduced with permission.

The authors certify that neither they, nor any members of their immediate families, have any commercial associations (such as consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

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The opinions expressed are those of the writers, and do not reflect the opinion or policy of CORR® or The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®.

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This Cochrane in CORR® column refers to the abstract available at: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012624.pub2.

Received May 03, 2019

Accepted May 03, 2019

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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