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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Perioperative Addiction|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical Management of the Addicted Patient|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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