Perioperative Addiction

Clinical Management of the Addicted Patient

  • Ethan O. Bryson
  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 3-33
    3. Chad Epps, Elizabeth Laura Wright
      Pages 35-50
    4. Clifford Gevirtz, Ethan O. Bryson, Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 51-69
  3. Specific Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Michael Lewis, Fouad Souki
      Pages 73-93
    3. Alan D. Kaye, Julia L. Weinkauf
      Pages 95-109
    4. Samuel DeMaria Jr.
      Pages 111-128
    5. Andrew Schwartz, David Knez
      Pages 129-142
    6. Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 143-161
    7. Ethan O. Bryson, Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 163-177
    8. Elizabeth A. M. Frost, Ethan O. Bryson
      Pages 179-188
  4. Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Amy S. Aloysi, Ethan O. Bryson
      Pages 213-223
    3. Corey Scher, Ethan O. Bryson, Elizabeth A. M. Frost
      Pages 225-238
    4. Sherry Cummings, R. Lyle Cooper
      Pages 239-251
    5. Dirk Wales, Ethan O. Bryson
      Pages 253-262
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-290

About this book


Perioperative Addiction addresses an issue that every anesthesiologist will encounter many times during the course of his or her career:  the patient who arrives for operative care under the influence of legal or illegal drugs.  The editors and contributors provide expert guidance on how to identify and manage the addicted patient, approaching the subject from the vantage points of the specific drug and of special patient populations.



·         Guidance for spotting and managing addicted patients

·         All common and important drugs of addiction, from opioids, cocaine, club drugs, and alcohol, to tobacco, marijuana, nitrous oxide, inhalants, and propofol

·         Special populations, including pregnant women, pain patients, adolescents, older patients, and healthcare professionals

·         Fascinating overview of the long history of addiction

·         Genetic basis of addiction, and the range of pharmacological treatments for addiction



Addicted physician Anesthesia Clinical management Drug abuse Drug addiction Drug addiction in medicine Impaired physician Patient Perioperative Pharmacology Substance use

Editors and affiliations

  • Ethan O. Bryson
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of MedicineAssociate ProfessorNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of MedicineProfessorNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0169-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0170-4
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Health & Hospitals