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Management protocol for the naltrexone implant in the patients with acute abstinence symptoms: Mexican case series  

Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access
Guillermo Aréchiga Ornelas,1 Mario Fajardo Pérez,2 Jorge Bonilla Flores,3 Ana Karen Santoyo Cueva,4 Diana Romina Bucio Cedeño,4 Carlos Garza Garibay,4 Stephanie Victoria Gomez Rodriguez,4 Juan Orlando Castillo Rodriguez,4 Melissa Vega Perálta,4 Ana Karen Cornejo Huerta,4 Rocío Valenciano Cuevas,4 Ramón Jayme Navarro Rojas,4 Armando Longoria Robledo,2 Ece Yamak Altinpulluk4,5

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Abuse and addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, buprenorphine, constitute a serious crisis that affects public health and has economic repercussions.1 Naltrexone implants are effective tools used in hospital environments and they can not only save patient´s lives but also maintain a prolonged effect, free of relapse and with better therapeutic adherence. The aim of this study is to describe that the management protocol of acute abstinence symptoms in patients with a history of opioid use prior to naltrexone implant placement.


implant naltrexone, addiction, opioids, health care workers, naloxone, abuse drugs