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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Jun

Spine J



Comparing different chronic preoperative opioid use definitions on outcomes after spine surgery.


Oleisky ER, Pennings JS, Hills J, Sivaganesan A, Khan I, Call R, Devin CJ, Archer KR
Spine J. 2019 Jun; 19(6):984-994.
PMID: 30611889.


No consensus exists for defining chronic preoperative opioid use. Most spine studies rely solely on opioid duration to stratify patients into preoperative risk categories.