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Patrick Tighe - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Patrick Tighe Patrick Tighe

M.D./Associate Professor/Co-Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Patrick Tighe’s research examines how AI can improve acute postoperative pain and patient safety.


Dr. Patrick Tighe’s research examines how machine and deep learning algorithms, decision and process modeling, and social network analyses can improve acute postoperative pain and patient safety. He is an associate professor of anesthesiology, Donn M. Dennis MD Professorship in Anesthetic Innovation, co-director of the Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network and associate professor of orthopaedics and information systems and operations management.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Tools to Reduce Disparities in Perioperative Outcomes

Perioperative Medicine

Biomedical Informatics


Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Postoperative Surgical Pains

Articles (3)

Concurrent use of prescription gabapentinoids with opioids and risk for fall-related injury among older US Medicare beneficiaries with chronic noncancer pain: A population-based cohort study

PLOS Medicine

Cheng Chen, et al.


Gabapentinoids are increasingly prescribed to manage chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) in older adults. When used concurrently with opioids, gabapentinoids may potentiate central nervous system (CNS) depression and increase the risks for fall. We aimed to investigate whether concurrent use of gabapentinoids with opioids compared with use of opioids alone is associated with an increased risk of fall-related injury among older adults with CNCP.

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Aligning Patient Acuity With Resource Intensity After Major Surgery

Annals of Surgery

Tyler J. Loftus


Develop unifying definitions and paradigms for data-driven methods to augment postoperative resource intensity decisions. Postoperative level-of-care assignments and frequency of vital sign and laboratory measurements (ie, resource intensity) should align with patient acuity. Effective, data-driven decision-support platforms could improve value of care for millions of patients annually, but their development is hindered by the lack of salient definitions and paradigms.

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Concurrent Use of Prescription Opioids and Gabapentinoids in Older Adults

American Journal of Preventative Medicine

Cheng Chen, et al.


Concurrent use of prescription opioids with gabapentinoids may pose risks of serious drug interactions. Yet, little is known about the trends in and patient characteristics associated with concurrent opioid–gabapentinoid use among older Medicare opioid users with chronic noncancer pain.

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  • English