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2023 Feb 01

Plast Reconstr Surg



Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Evaluation of Pain Sketches to Predict Outcomes in Headache Surgery.


Chartier C, Gfrerer L, Knoedler L, Austen WG
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Feb 01; 151(2):405-411.
PMID: 36696328.


Recent evidence has shown that patient drawings of pain can predict poor outcomes in headache surgery. Given that interpretation of pain drawings requires some clinical experience, the authors developed a machine learning framework capable of automatically interpreting pain drawings to predict surgical outcomes. This platform will allow surgeons with less clinical experience, neurologists, primary care practitioners, and even patients to better understand candidacy for headache surgery.