Post Operative and Recovery
Guidelines developed from gallbladder patient data and interviews form the basis of a new effort to right-size opioid prescribing for many operations.
Post-surgery pain medication can ease recovery — but it can also lead to long-term problems. A new, free tool based on actual patient use can help.
One in 20 young adults continues to receive opioid prescription refills long after surgery, a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference finds.
A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery.
For some surgery patients, a prescription to ease postoperation pain leads to continued opioid use months afterward.