Case Series of Successful Postoperative Pain Management in Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Patients

Barbara L. Leighton, Lara W. Crock

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Abstract

Buprenorphine maintenance therapy patients frequently have severe postoperative pain due to buprenorphine-induced hyperalgesia and provider use of opioids with limited efficacy in the presence of buprenorphine. The authors report good-To-excellent pain management in 4 obstetric patients using nonopioid analgesics, regional anesthesia, continuation of buprenorphine, and use of opioids with high μ receptor affinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1779-1783
Number of pages5
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume125
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

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