Inpatient opioids linked with future opioid use in IBD

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who received intravenous or non-intravenous opioids while in the hospital are more likely to be exposed to opioids after they are discharged, according to study results.Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrote that previous evidence has shown that opioid use is associated with severe infections and increased mortality among patients with IBD, as well as other complications.“Despite these concerns, opioids are commonly prescribed to IBD patients in the outpatientRead More

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