Anesthetic management of the illicit-substance-using patient

@article{Hernandez2005AnestheticMO,
  title={Anesthetic management of the illicit-substance-using patient},
  author={Marcelle Hernandez and David J. Birnbach and Andr{\'e} A. J. Van Zundert},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={315–324}
}
Purpose of review During the last few years, drug abuse has risen to the point that almost 20 million Americans are current abusers of illicit substances. These patients present to us as anesthesiologists in a variety of circumstances: in obstetrics for labor and emergencies, in trauma for emergency surgeries or life-saving (resuscitative) situations and in everyday elective surgeries. Therefore it is important for anesthesiologists to know about the most common illicit drugs being used, to… 
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