Increased Preoperative Narcotic Use and Its Association With Postoperative Complications and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery.

@article{Armaghani2016IncreasedPN,
  title={Increased Preoperative Narcotic Use and Its Association With Postoperative Complications and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery.},
  author={Sheyan J Armaghani and Dennis Seymour Lee and Jesse Emory Bible and David N Shau and Harrison Ford Kay and Chi Zhang and Matthew J. McGirt and Clinton James Devin},
  journal={Clinical spine surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={E93-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of preoperative narcotic use on the incidence of 30- and 90-day postoperative complications, as well as length of hospital stay (LOS) in patients undergoing spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous work has associated an increased incidence of complications and length of stay following surgery in patients with increased preoperative narcotic use. Despite this and recent national attention highlighting the… CONTINUE READING
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