11
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      Best evidence topic report. Intranasal naloxone in suspected opioid overdose.

      Emergency Medicine Journal : EMJ
      Administration, Intranasal, Drug Overdose, drug therapy, Humans, Naloxone, administration & dosage, Narcotic Antagonists, Narcotics, poisoning, Treatment Outcome

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPMC
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          A short cut review was carried out to establish whether intransasal naloxone is effective in suspected opiate overdose. 596 papers were screened, of which eight presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line is that it is likely that intranasal Naloxone is a safe and effective first line prehospital intervention in reversing the effects of an Opioid overdose and helping to reduce the risk of needle stick injury. A large, well conducted trial into it's usage is however required to confirm this.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          16498165
          2464442
          10.1136/emj.2005.034322

          Chemistry
          Administration, Intranasal,Drug Overdose,drug therapy,Humans,Naloxone,administration & dosage,Narcotic Antagonists,Narcotics,poisoning,Treatment Outcome

          Comments

          Comment on this article