Green published in Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

A new article in the journal Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine examines racial/ethnic differences in post-operative pain experience and opioid medication use in the first day after C-section delivery! Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, is senior author on the article. UW Ob-Gyn residency graduate John Poehlmann, MD, is first author; co-authors include resident Gabrielle Avery, MD, PGY-3, MFM Associate Professor Katie Antony, MD, and Amy Godecker, PhD.

Racial disparities in post-operative pain experience and treatment following cesarean birth”, a single-center retrospective study of patients who gave birth via C-section over two years, compares patients’ self-reported pain scores and amount of oral morphine given with patients’ race:

“Despite reporting higher mean pain scores, non-Hispanic Black birthing persons did not receive higher quantities of morphine milligram equivalent. Non-Hispanic Asian birthing persons received lower quantities of morphine milligram equivalent despite reporting similar pain scores to non-Hispanic White birthing persons.”

Read the whole study here!