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2023 Jan 29


The Association of Psychiatric Comorbidities With Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement.


Beletsky A, Liu C, Alexander E, Hassanin SW, Vickery K, Loomba M, Winston N, Chen J, Gabriel RA
Neuromodulation. 2023 Jan 29.
PMID: 36720669.


Outcomes after spinal cord stimulator (SCS) placement are affected by psychologic comorbidities. It is part of routine practice to do psychologic assessments prior to SCS trials to assess for the presence of maladaptive behavioral patterns. However, few studies have sought to quantify the effect of psychiatric comorbidities on complications, reoperation, and readmission rates. The purpose of this study was to assess the association of psychiatric comorbidities with postprocedural outcomes after SCS implantation.