Fentanyl overdose and abuse

Fentanyl overdose and abuse Reactions 1680, p138 - 2 Dec 2017 O S Fatal intoxication: 4 case reports In a study, 3 patients [ages and sexes not stated] and a female patient [age not stated] developed fatal drug intoxications following a fentanyl overdose. Out of four patients, two patients had abused fentanyl [not all routes stated; dosages and durations of treatments to reactions onsets not stated]. The patients died following fentanyl overdose which led to intoxication. The post-mortem toxicological analysis was performed for each patient. In one patient, several fentanyl tablets were found in the buccal cavity, while in another female patient the source of fentanyl intoxication was a diverted fentanyl solution for hospital use, which she used to stole from her hospital. The female patient was abusing fentanyl. One patient had inhaled the heated fentanyl patch by placing it in a glass container indicating abuse and in another patient fentanyl patches were found on the skin. Author comment: "Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the dynamic of fatal fentanyl intoxications in Southern Bavaria over the last ten years; to investigate the pattern of fentanyl use; to determine how many persons use fentanyl along with other potentially lethal substances; and to determine the post-mortem concentrations of fentanyl in decedents with mixed intoxications and intoxications with fentanyl only." Sinicina I, et al. Post-mortem review of fentanyl-related overdose deaths among identified drug users in Southern Bavaria, Germany, 2005-2014. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 180: 286-291, 1 Nov 2017. Available from: URL: http:// doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.08.021 - Germany 803285050 0114-9954/17/1680-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Dec 2017 No. 1680 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reactions Weekly Springer Journals

Fentanyl overdose and abuse

Reactions Weekly , Volume 1680 (1) – Dec 2, 2017
Free
1 page

Loading next page...
1 Page
 
/lp/springer_journal/fentanyl-overdose-and-abuse-bKw8NuHjia
Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance; Pharmacology/Toxicology
ISSN
0114-9954
eISSN
1179-2051
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40278-017-39069-5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Reactions 1680, p138 - 2 Dec 2017 O S Fatal intoxication: 4 case reports In a study, 3 patients [ages and sexes not stated] and a female patient [age not stated] developed fatal drug intoxications following a fentanyl overdose. Out of four patients, two patients had abused fentanyl [not all routes stated; dosages and durations of treatments to reactions onsets not stated]. The patients died following fentanyl overdose which led to intoxication. The post-mortem toxicological analysis was performed for each patient. In one patient, several fentanyl tablets were found in the buccal cavity, while in another female patient the source of fentanyl intoxication was a diverted fentanyl solution for hospital use, which she used to stole from her hospital. The female patient was abusing fentanyl. One patient had inhaled the heated fentanyl patch by placing it in a glass container indicating abuse and in another patient fentanyl patches were found on the skin. Author comment: "Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the dynamic of fatal fentanyl intoxications in Southern Bavaria over the last ten years; to investigate the pattern of fentanyl use; to determine how many persons use fentanyl along with other potentially lethal substances; and to determine the post-mortem concentrations of fentanyl in decedents with mixed intoxications and intoxications with fentanyl only." Sinicina I, et al. Post-mortem review of fentanyl-related overdose deaths among identified drug users in Southern Bavaria, Germany, 2005-2014. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 180: 286-291, 1 Nov 2017. Available from: URL: http:// doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.08.021 - Germany 803285050 0114-9954/17/1680-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Dec 2017 No. 1680

Journal

Reactions WeeklySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 2, 2017

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off