Modified pain management strategy reduces opioid exposure to trauma patients, study shows

John Harvin, MD, led a team of physician-researchers to identify an opioid-minimizing pain management strategy for patients with acute trauma. (Photo credit: Cody Duty/UTHealth)

A pain management regimen comprised mostly of over-the-counter medication reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients while achieving equal levels of pain control, according to a new study by physician-researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Results of the study, which was conducted at the Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, were published today in the Journal of American College of Surgeons.

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Written by: Amy Laukka | January 21, 2021