Reply from the authors: Direct non-steroidalanti-inflammatory drug effect, rather than an opioid-sparing effect is the most important factor for possibly improved survival after conservative breast surgery

P. Forget (Corresponding Author), M. De Koc

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter


Editor—We thank Drs Bailard and Flores for their interesting letter. As they stated, we did not describe intraoperative and postoperative opioid consumption in the study groups, nor did we address the possibility that the apparent survival benefits of receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may have resulted in part from their opioid-sparing effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-528
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


Cite this