[Anesthesia in drug addiction].

Abstract

The growing social problem of drug abuse has increased the likelihood that anesthesiologists will find acute or chronic drug users among patients requiring anesthesia for elective or emergency surgery. We must therefore be aware of the effects drugs have on the organism and their possible pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions with anesthetic agents in order to prevent complications during surgery and postoperative recovery. Such knowledge is required for the management of abstinence syndrome or overdose, which pose the greatest potential dangers for the hospitalized drug addict.

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@article{Moyano2011AnesthesiaID, title={[Anesthesia in drug addiction].}, author={M V{\'a}zquez Moyano and Rafael U{\~n}a Orej{\'o}n}, journal={Revista española de anestesiología y reanimación}, year={2011}, volume={58 2}, pages={97-109} }