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Patterns of Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in Opioid-Naïve Patients with Newly Diagnosed Low Back and Lower Extremity Pain


Azad, Tej D; Zhang, Yi; Stienen, Martin N; Vail, Daniel; Bentley, Jason P; Ho, Allen L; Fatemi, Paras; Herrick, Daniel; Kim, Lily H; Feng, Austin; Varshneya, Kunal; Jin, Michael; Veeravagu, Anand; Bhattacharya, Jayanta; Desai, Manisha; Lembke, Anna; Ratliff, John K (2020). Patterns of Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in Opioid-Naïve Patients with Newly Diagnosed Low Back and Lower Extremity Pain. Journal of general internal medicine, 35(1):291-297.

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BACKGROUND: The morbidity and mortality associated with opioid and benzodiazepine co-prescription is a pressing national concern. Little is known about patterns of opioid and benzodiazepine use in patients with acute low back pain or lower extremity pain.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The morbidity and mortality associated with opioid and benzodiazepine co-prescription is a pressing national concern. Little is known about patterns of opioid and benzodiazepine use in patients with acute low back pain or lower extremity pain.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Internal Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internal Medicine
Language:English
Date:12 November 2020
Deposited On:15 Jan 2020 10:39
Last Modified:26 Jan 2022 23:43
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0884-8734
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05549-8
PubMed ID:31720966

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