The association of opium dependence and postoperative complications following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a propensity-matched study.

@article{Sadeghian2009TheAO,
  title={The association of opium dependence and postoperative complications following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a propensity-matched study.},
  author={Saeed Sadeghian and Abbasali Karimi and Samaneh Dowlatshahi and Seyed Hossein Ahmadi and Saeed Davoodi and Mehrab Marzban and Namvar Movahedi and Kyomars Abbasi and Mokhtar Tazik and Mahmood Sheikh Fathollahi},
  journal={Journal of opioid management},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={365-72}
}
OBJECTIVE Opium is an overwhelming public health problem in some countries. Different studies have suggested this drug as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although the effect of opium on immune system, lung disease, nephropathy, stroke, and cardiac arrhythmia has been found in different studies, its effect on postoperation complications is not clear yet. The authors conducted this study to assess the effect of opium on post operation in hospital complications among patients who… CONTINUE READING

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