Chasing the dragon, related to the impaired lung function among heroin users.

@article{Buster2002ChasingTD,
  title={Chasing the dragon, related to the impaired lung function among heroin users.},
  author={Marcel C. A. Buster and Liesbeth Rook and Giel H A van Brussel and Jan van Ree and Wim van den Brink},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={221-8}
}
AIM To describe the pulmonary function and prevalence of dyspnoea among methadone patients and to study the relation with exposure to heroin by inhaling. STUDY POPULATION A sample of 100 patients from methadone maintenance treatment (84% male, average age 42 years). MEASUREMENTS Questionnaires were used to measure life-time exposure to heroin, cocaine, cannabis, tobacco, and symptoms of dyspnoea. Spirometry was performed and residual difference of measured FEV(1) from the age, sex, height… CONTINUE READING