Close observation in intensive care unit is required when naloxone infusion endsBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7070.1480a (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1480
- Simon Finfer
- Senior staff specialist in intensive care Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, Australia 2065
EDITOR,—T J Hendra and colleagues report the death of a young man from methadone toxicity.1 This case provides an important lesson that the authors have missed. The patient, who had a potentially fatal serum methadone concentration, was discharged from an intensive care unit to a general medical ward while receiving treatment with naloxone by intravenous infusion. The infusion stopped at 3 30 am, and 30 minutes later he was sleeping, but no report of his …
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