Benzodiazepine-opiate antagonism — a problem in intensive-care therapy


A 14-year-old previously fit schoolboy was admitted with staphylococcal pneumonia secondary to influenza A infection. His condition deteriorated as he developed adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): during a stormy recovery exceptionally high doses of benzodiazepines and opiates were given in order to suppress voluntary breathing during a successful… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00315369


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