Fighting the “Opioid Epidemic”: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Double-Blinded Trial Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone After Hand Surgery

@article{Ilyas2018FightingT,
  title={Fighting the “Opioid Epidemic”: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Double-Blinded Trial Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone After Hand Surgery},
  author={Asif M. Ilyas and Andy O. Miller and Jack G. Graham and Dennis P. Martin and Jonas L. Matzon},
  journal={The Journal of Hand Surgery},
  year={2018}
}
Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone after Hand Surgery Asif M Ilyas, Andrew J Miller, Dennis Martin, Jonas Leif Matzon Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hosp, Rothman Institute INTRODUCTION: Adequate postoperative pain control in hand surgery is a multifactorial and practical issue that affects patient satisfaction, outcomes, and safety. However, prescription opioid abuse is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in the Unites States… 
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