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In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology
November 2018


JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(11):957. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1981

In this randomized clinical trial, Townsend et al investigated the effect of gabapentin on postsurgical pain vs placebo in patients undergoing head and neck mucosal surgery. They found that perioperative gabapentin did not result in reduced narcotic use, but found clinically meaningful reductions in pain scores. They conclude that perioperative gabapentin treatment may help patients manage pain after undergoing head and neck mucosal surgery.

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