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Trauma Reports – September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

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  • Drugs of Abuse in Trauma Patients Part II: Central Nervous System Depressants

    Drugs of abuse are commonly encountered in the trauma setting. Patient care may be affected by acute intoxication and chronic use of these substances. Central nervous system depressants can result in coma and respiratory depression in severe toxicity. The authors discuss common presentations, potential complications, and management of central nervous system depressants in the context of a trauma patient.