A Prospective Cohort Study of Postdischarge Opioid Practices After Radical Prostatectomy: The ORIOLES Initiative

Hiten D. Patel, Arnav Srivastava, Neil D. Patel, Farzana A. Faisal, Wesley Ludwig, Gregory A. Joice, Zeyad R. Schwen, Mohamad E. Allaf, Misop Han, Amin S. Herati

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Abstract

In the ORIOLES study, 77% of opioid pain medication prescribed after radical prostatectomy was unused, with 84% of patients using less than half their prescription. Prescribing more opioids was associated with greater use; only 9% of patients appropriately disposed of leftover medication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Opioid analgesics
  • Postoperative pain
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Surgery
  • Surgical recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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