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Pediatric surgery may increase odds of persistent opioid use
1/11/2018

Researchers found that 4.8% of teens and young adults ages 13 to 21 who underwent surgical procedures had persistent opioid use, compared with 0.1% of those who never had surgery. The findings also showed that continued opioid use was most prevalent among those who had colectomy and a higher risk was found among older youths and females.

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