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Management of opioid substitution therapy during medical intervention

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Abstract

Opioid substitution therapy (OST) for opioid dependence is common, and injection drug users have significant medical and psychiatric comorbidity. Many physicians will encounter OST patients in their usual practice. This article provides guidance on management of common clinical problems in this population, including OST management in hepatic failure, respiratory disease, pain management and potential drug interactions.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Drug Health Services, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Drug Health Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and University of Sydney, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: 2012-03-01

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