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Depression linked to persistent opioid use after hysterectomy

Key clinical point: Depressed patients may represent a vulnerable population in terms of persistent opioid use.

Major finding: Women with preoperative depression were at a slightly greater risk for perioperative opioid use (risk ratio, 1.08), but a greater risk for persistent postoperative opioid use (11% vs. 8%; RR, 1.43).

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 382,078 hysterectomies performed between 2001 and 2015.

Disclosures: Dr. Carey has been a consultant for Teleflex Medical and a speaker for Med-IQ.


Carey E et al. AAGL Global Congress 2019.