Influence of opioid use on surgical and long-term outcome after resection for chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Alexakis2004InfluenceOO,
  title={Influence of opioid use on surgical and long-term outcome after resection for chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Nicholas Alexakis and Saxon Connor and Paula Ghaneh and Michael G.T. Raraty and M. Lombard and Howard L Smart and Jonathan H. C. Evans and Mark L Hughes and Conall J Garvey and Michael L. Goulden and Cathy Parker and Robert Sutton and John P Neoptolemos},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={136 3},
  pages={600-8}
}
BACKGROUND The outcome of pancreatic resection for chronic pancreatitis in patients with preoperative opioid use is not well described. METHODS During 1997 to 2003, 112 of 231 patients referred with chronic pancreatitis underwent pancreatic resection. The outcome of patients who had preoperative opioid use (N=46) was compared with those without (N=66). RESULTS Patients who used opioids presented at a younger age and had a younger age of symptom onset, longer symptom duration, more… CONTINUE READING