Multimodal intervention reduces opioid use in hospitalized patients with IBD

SAN ANTONIO — A series of interventions promoting guidance and appropriate therapy for pain management significantly reduced opioid use among hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.Current data show that up to 70% of hospitalized patients with IBD receive opioids, although the drugs are associated with excess mortality and severe infectious complications among this patient population, according to Rahul S. Dalal, MD, of the department of medicine at the Perelman School of MedicineRead More

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