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Stoermer, R; Drewe, J; Dursteler-Mac Farland, K M; Hock, C; Mueller-Spahn, F; Ladewig, D; Stohler, R; Mager, R (2003). Safety of injectable opioid maintenance treatment for heroin dependence. Biological Psychiatry, 54(8):854-861.

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Opioid doses commonly prescribed in IV opioid treatment induce marked respiratory and circulatory depression, as well as occasionally irregular paroxysmal EEG activity. Further studies are needed to optimize the clinical practice of IV opioid treatment to prevent serious complications. Moreover, the extent of the observed effects raises questions about the appropriateness of IV opioid treatment in the present form.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Division of Psychiatric Research and Clinic for Psychogeriatric Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:08 Sep 2011 09:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:00
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0006-3223(03)00290-7
PubMed ID:14550686

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