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Morfinafhængighed som komplikation i forbindelse med kirurgi


Peter Uhrbrand1, Amalie Højmose Simoni2, 3, Anne Estrup Olesen2, 3, Alma Becic Pedersen4, Christian Fynbo Christiansen4 & Lone Nikolajsen1

1) Bedøvelse & Operation og Intensiv, Aarhus Universitetshospital 2) Mech-Sense, Gastroenterologisk Afdeling, Aalborg Universitetshospital 3) Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet 4) Klinisk Epidemiologisk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V01180083

Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V01180083
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Opioid dependency as complication after surgery

Patients are often prescribed opioids after hospital discharge for surgery. However, several studies have shown that at least 3% of preoperative opioid-naive patients continue to use opioids for a long time after surgery. Prolonged opioid use is associated with serious side effects such as physical and psychological dependence, cognitive disturbances and adverse effects on sex hormone balance. Prolonged opioid use should be avoided, if possible. In this article, we summarise the current knowledge of prolonged opioid use after surgery and propose several preventive measures.

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