Consider Continuing Buprenorphine in Surgery Patients Who May Need Opioids

You'll be asked about perioperative management of chronic buprenorphine for patients with opioid use disorder.

Buprenorphine is often held for surgery...since it binds opioid receptors tightly and may block some effects of other opioids.

But holding buprenorphine raises concerns for the risk of relapse.

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