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Human Studies

2020 Mar




Opioids and Spinal Cord Stimulators: Pre- and Postoperative Opioid Use Patterns and Predictors of Prolonged Postoperative Opioid Use.


Labaran L, Aryee JNA, Bell J, Jain N, Puvanesarajah V, Raad M, Jain A, Carmouche J, Hassanzadeh H
Neurospine. 2020 Mar; 17(1):246-253.
PMID: 32252174.


The aim of the study was to compare trends and differences in preoperative and prolonged postoperative opioid use following spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation and to determine factors associated with prolonged postoperative opioid use.