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2022 Nov 14

World Neurosurg

Does pre-operative opiate choice increase risk of post-operative infection and subsequent surgery?


Gonzalez GA, Corso K, Miao J, Rajappan SK, Porto G, Anandan M, O'Leary M, Wainwright J, Smit R, Hines K, Franco D, Mahtabfar A, DeSimone C, Polanco D, Qasba R, Thalheimer S, Heller JE, Sharan A, Jallo J, Harrop J
World Neurosurg. 2022 Nov 14.
PMID: 36396056.


Opioids are commonly prescribed for chronic pain prior to spinal surgery and research has shown an increased rate of post-operative adverse events in these patients.