Navigation Links
Nicotine Withdrawal Can Complicate Hospital Care
Date:4/9/2010

More attention should be paid to prevention and treatment, expert says

FRIDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine withdrawal can create serious problems for smokers who have a medical condition that puts them in intensive care, according to a new study.

Researchers from Caen University Hospital in France found that hospital patients going through nicotine withdrawal can become highly agitated and accidentally remove tubes and catheters, require additional sedation, analgesic or anti-psychotic medicines, or need physical restraints.

Agitation, for example, occurred twice as often among smokers as non-smokers, the researchers found.

Their study, published online April 9 in Critical Care, compared 44 smokers and a control group of 100 non-smokers treated in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU).

"These results suggest the need to be aware of nicotine withdrawal syndrome in critically ill patients and support the need for improved strategies to prevent agitation or treat it earlier," study author Damien du Cheyron said in a news release from the journal's publisher.

None of the smokers were allowed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during the study.

"NRT remains a controversial topic in intensive care and has been associated with mortality," du Cheyron said. "Due to the serious consequences of withdrawal-induced agitation, including sedation and physical restraint, we suggest the use of nicotine replacement therapy should be tested by a well-designed, randomized controlled clinical trial in the ICU setting."

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about nicotine withdrawal.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, April 8, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1.1 Million For Clinical Trial of Transdermal Nicotine as Disease-Modifying Treatment For Parkinsons
2. Nicotine replacement therapy is over-promoted since most ex-smokers quit unassisted
3. Using Nicotine Patch Longer Boosts Efforts to Quit
4. More smokers kick the habit with extended nicotine patch therapy, Penn research shows
5. Barrow researchers receive more than $2 million in NIH grants for nicotine studies
6. Early Morning Smokers May Be More Dependent on Nicotine
7. Are Latino teens sexual risk takers? Its complicated, researcher says
8. Antidepressants May Complicate Breast-Feeding
9. Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals
10. Hospitalists key to success of health care reform
11. Thomson Reuters Names QHR Management Client to 100 Top Hospitals List - Wooster Community Hospital Honored for Third Consecutive Year
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... management assistance and financial planning services to families and business owners in northern ... event that promises to provide support to area adults with developmental challenges. , ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... selected to renovate and improve the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Facility located in ... Hospital, the $2.5 million project is scheduled to start in late 2017/early 2018. ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... and Theater of Witness , was awarded a $300,000 grant from ... program which fosters empathy, comfort with ambiguity and the recognition of one’s own ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Rush University ... of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) , received the 2017 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership ... This prestigious award is given annually to honor those who have made a significant ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... of violence and aggression to solve problems and pleads with world leaders to be more ... forces do not bring peace. He says there is a peaceful and positive way to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... 2017  BDI Group subsidiary Pathway Purchasing Network, ... organization serving specialty pharmacies, home infusion companies and ... significant, value-added member programs designed to help organizations ... and improve access and affordability for patients who ... Pathway has worked ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017 Locus Biosciences ... Note to support the development of CRISPR-Cas3 antimicrobial therapeutics. ... Limited, a leading Chinese Internet services provider, and joined ... advance multiple infectious disease product programs targeting antibiotic resistant ... Founded by Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... , July 5, 2017 Wolfmet 3D ... answer as physics and manufacturing combine to progress molecular radiotherapy ... existing SPECT systems are unable to accurately quantify the radiation ... limited information regarding the success of this radiotherapy treatment has ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: