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Case Conference: Where Do Opioids fit in the Management of Acute Post-Surgical Pain?


Cairns Chris Lee

Drs. Chris Lee and Brian Cairns spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the management of acute post-surgical pain and when and how should opioids be used in such situations.

Dr. Chris Lee is Assistant Professor/Director, Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Divisions of Comprehensive Care, Preventative Dentistry & Oral Health Promotion, General Practice Residency. He is also Director, Emergency Recall Clinic, Clinics & Building Services, and General Dentist, Dalhousie Dentistry Faculty Practice.

Dr. Brian Cairns is Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. 


Part 2 of the Conversation: Questions & Answers: Where Do Opioids fit in the Management of Acute Post-Surgical Pain?


Watch the video interview

Do you have any questions about this topic or would you like to participate in the online Q&A session, email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca


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1 Comment

  1. David Tessier June 13, 2015

    Excellent and most relevant article/discussion for day to day management of our patients’ pain management.
    I am already following many of the recommendations of combinations of drugs.
    However,I would like some clarification on the maximum amount of Ibuprofen that is recommended.
    With Dr Lee,it is 3200 mg per day;with Dr Cairns,it is 2400 mg per day.That is a 1200 mg difference;the equivalent of 2-600mg doses…That is clinically significant to ask for clarification.
    Thank you in advance for your attention.


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