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2020 Aug 19

Clin Neurol Neurosurg


Chronic opioid use is associated with increased postoperative urinary retention, length of stay and non-routine discharge following lumbar fusion surgery.


Doherty RJ, Wahood W, Yolcu YU, Zreik J, Goyal A, Gazelka HM, Habermann EB, Sebastian A, Bydon M
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Aug 19; 197:106161.
PMID: 32854090.


The incidence of chronic opioid use (COU) is increasing with health related complications impacting both patients and healthcare services.