The anesthetic implications of opioid addiction

Michael Lewis, Fouad Souki

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With the increasing availability of highly addictive, relatively cheap opioids in tablet form, the classic picture of the patient-addict has changed. Opioid-addicted patients often present for surgery and require anesthesia services. Clinically, their addiction may present in many forms: acute intoxication, increased tolerance to anesthetic agents, a clinical picture of withdrawal, or with any number of associated side effects and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerioperative Addiction: Clinical Management of the Addicted Patient
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781461401704, 9781461401698
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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