Pain Tolerance

Smoking Cessation May Increase Postoperative Opioid Use

Smoking Cessation May Increase Postoperative Opioid Use

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Abstinent smokers may have reduced preoperative pain tolerance and increased postoperative opioid use compared with nonsmokers.

Is Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia Lessened by Switching to Buprenorphine?

Is Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia Lessened by Switching to Buprenorphine?

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Changes in several measures of pain in patients suspected of opioid-induced hyperalgesia were observed after transitioning from opioids to buprenorphine.

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