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
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Management of the Addicted Patient
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781461401704
ISBN (Print)9781461401698
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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