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2020 03

Reg Anesth Pain Med



Prevalence of smoking in adults with spinal cord stimulators: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Hooten MW, Moman RN, Dvorkin J, Pollard ME, Wonderman R, Murad HM
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 03; 45(3):214-218.
PMID: 31996403.


Smoking adversely impacts pain-related outcomes of spinal cord stimulation (SCS). However, the proportion of SCS patients at risk of worse outcomes is limited by an incomplete knowledge of smoking prevalence in this population. Thus, the primary aim of this systematic review is to determine the prevalence of smoking in adults with chronic pain treated with SCS.