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Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD; October 2012
A man with a long history of opioid dependence (and smoking) went to a substance abuse program for detoxification. The patient received buprenorphine/naloxone and was found unresponsive and cyanotic a few hours later. He was diagnosed with opiate-induced respiratory distress complicated by pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Journal Article > Commentary
Wilkin T, Hale LS, Claiborne RA. JAAPA. October 2009;22:39-41.
This case report presents complete documentation of home medications as a strategy to prevent delay in diagnosis due to unrecognized medication adverse effects.