Opioid overdose in a patient using a fentanyl patch during treatment with a warming blanket

Academic Article


  • this case describes the narcotic overdose associated with the use of a fentanyl transdermal patch in a patient being rewarmed with an external warming blanket during surgery. The clinical manifestation and the presumed pharmacokinetic mechanism responsible for the fentanyl overdose are discussed.
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    Author List

  • Frölich M; Giannotti A; Modell JH
  • Start Page

  • 647
  • End Page

  • 648
  • Volume

  • 93
  • Issue

  • 3