Female smokers have increased postoperative narcotic requirements.

  title={Female smokers have increased postoperative narcotic requirements.},
  author={Jack Richard Woodside},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  volume={19 4},
This study investigated the influence of tobacco use on postoperative narcotic requirements of female patients following pelvic surgery. The history of tobacco use was taken by telephone survey, and the amount of postoperative narcotic used was obtained from a retrospective review of the patients' hospital charts. Postoperative narcotic use for patients who never smoked was 10.9 mg/12 hr (n = 83, S.E. = 0.5), for former smokers was 13.0 mg/12 hr (n = 33, S.E. = 0.8) and for current smokers was… CONTINUE READING

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