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Titolo:
Should we conduct a trial of distributing naloxone to heroin users for peer administration to prevent fatal overdose?
Autore:
Lenton, SR; Hargreaves, KM;
Indirizzi:
Curtin Univ, Natl Drug Res Inst, Perth, WA 6845, Australia Curtin Univ Perth WA Australia 6845 g Res Inst, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Titolo Testata:
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA
fascicolo: 5, volume: 173, anno: 2000,
pagine: 260 - 263
SICI:
0025-729X(20000904)173:5<260:SWCATO>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INDUCED PULMONARY-EDEMA; TAKE-HOME NALOXONE; NONFATAL OVERDOSE; OPIATE OVERDOSE; AUSTRALIA; DEATHS; CIRCUMSTANCES; HYPERTENSION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
51
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lenton, SR Curtin Univ, Natl Drug Res Inst, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845,Australia Curtin Univ GPO Box U1987 Perth WA Australia 6845 45, Australia
Citazione:
S.R. Lenton e K.M. Hargreaves, "Should we conduct a trial of distributing naloxone to heroin users for peer administration to prevent fatal overdose?", MED J AUST, 173(5), 2000, pp. 260-263

Abstract

Heroin overdose is a major cause of death among heroin users, and often occurs in the company of other users. However, sudden death after injection is rare, giving ample opportunity for intervention. Naloxone hydrochloride, an injectable opioid antagonist which reverses therespiratory depression, sedation and hypotension associated with opioids, has long been used to treat opioid overdose. Experts have suggested that, as part of a comprehensive overdose prevention strategy, naloxone should be provided to heroin users for peer administration after an overdose. A trial could be conducted to determine whether this intervention improvesthe management of overdose or results in a net increase in harm (by undermining existing prevention strategies, precipitating naloxone-related complications, or resulting in riskier heroin use).

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