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The rising tide of opioid use and abuse: the role of the anesthesiologist

Overview of attention for article published in Perioperative Medicine, July 2018
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#13 of 137)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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The rising tide of opioid use and abuse: the role of the anesthesiologist
Published in
Perioperative Medicine, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13741-018-0097-4
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Elena J. Koepke, Erin L. Manning, Timothy E. Miller, Arun Ganesh, David G. A. Williams, Michael W. Manning


Opioid use has risen dramatically in the past three decades. In the USA, opioid overdose has become a leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. A patient's first exposure to opioids may be during the perioperative period, a time where anesthesiologists have a significant role in pain management. Almost all patients in the USA receive opioids during a surgical encounter. Opioids have many undesirable side effects, including potential for misuse, or opioid use disorder. Anesthesiologists and surgeons employ several methods to decrease unnecessary opioid use, opioid-related adverse events, and side effects in the perioperative period. Multimodal analgesia, enhanced recovery pathways, and regional anesthesia are key tools as we work towards optimal opioid stewardship and the ideal of effective analgesia without undesirable sequelae.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 76 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 16 21%
Other 10 13%
Student > Master 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 18 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 16%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 1%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 1%
Mathematics 1 1%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 18 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 February 2020.
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