Managing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Precipitated by Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detoxification: A Case Report.
Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia-assisted rapid opioid detoxification (AAROD) is a controversial method of treating opioid dependence that involves sedating patients during a period of provoked withdrawal. Reported adverse outcomes of the procedure demonstrate the importance of recognizing the potential complications of AAROD.
CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 41-year-old male presenting with a subarachnoid hemorrhage following an AAROD procedure.
CONCLUSION: This case report and discussion reviews the pathophysiology of opioid withdrawal syndrome, potential complications following AAROD, and important management considerations.
Sobin MF, Ngo L, Lawrence DT, Kirwen A. Managing subarachnoid hemorrhage precipitated by anesthesia-assisted rapid opioid detoxification: a case report. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2022 Feb;6(1):25-28. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2021.9.53868. PMID: 35226842.