Respiratory Depression

Opioids for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Should Be Used With Caution

Opioids for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Should Be Used With Caution

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Current literature suggests that opioids should be used with caution in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in order to prevent opioid-induced respiratory depression.

Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Pain in the ICU

Lidocaine Safe, Effective for Pain in the ICU

Intravenous lidocaine seems safe for reducing pain among patients in the intensive care unit with varying degrees of organ dysfunction.

In Search of New Opioid Analgesics

In Search of New Opioid Analgesics

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Researchers discovered novel opioid analgesics, displaying reduced respiratory depression.

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