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Trends in discontinuation of buprenorphine following elective orthopedic surgery: a national database analysis

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  • Contributors Study design/planning: all authors. Data analysis: ABS, HZ, SGM. Interpretation of results: all authors. Preparation of paper: ABS, HZ, SGM. Review of paper: all authors. Revision of manuscript: ABS.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests SGM has a US patent application for a Multicatheter Infusion System (US-2017-0361063) and is the owner of SGM Consulting. He is a partner in Parvizi Surgical Innovations. None of the afore-mentioned relations influenced the conduct of the present study. All other authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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