Experts in a session at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNS) 2021 Annual Meeting said prescribing opioids to children can be a risky way to respond.
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Opioid use following otolaryngology surgical procedures has received increased interest, with many studies recommending shorter-term prescriptions for opioids to avoid dependence on the drugs. In response to a continuing opioid crisis in the United States, the FDA announced on July 23 that it will require that labeling for opioid pain medicine and medicine to treat […]
A look at opioid prescription and consumption figures, as well as pain trends, for common otolaryngologic procedures.
Both septoplasty and rhinoplasty are associated with mostly mild pain, and postoperative opioid requirements are quite low.
Concurrent septoplasty and younger age were associated with increased opioid usage, although the majority of FESS patients did not take more than five opioid tablets after surgery.
A mandated consent form prior to opioid prescription was associated with decreased overall opioid prescriptions without a resultant increase in postoperative complications in pediatric patients.
Otolaryngologists wrote nearly 1 million days’ worth of opioids to Medicare beneficiaries in 2015.