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Evidence mounts that daily opioid users may fare worse after spine surgery, study finds

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe post-op disability, compared with those who did not use opioids preoperatively.

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