Use of complementary and alternative medications by surgical patients.

@article{Wren2002UseOC,
  title={Use of complementary and alternative medications by surgical patients.},
  author={Kathleen R. Wren and Shannon Kimbrall and Carol L. Norred},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          170-7
        }
}
Complementary and alternative medication (CAM) use is increasing in popularity across the United States. Not surprisingly, health care providers' encounters with patients who use these medications are increasing as well. The manufacturing and production of CAM are not strictly regulated in contrast to prescription and other over-the-counter medications. As such, it is difficult for health care providers to assess the likelihood of side effects, toxic effects, or drug-drug interactions in the… CONTINUE READING
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