What Do We Know about Opioids and the Kidney?
AbstractEvidence suggests a link between opioid use and kidney disease. This review summarizes the known renal manifestations of opioid use including its role in acute and chronic kidney injury. Both the direct and indirect effects of the drug, and the context which leads to the development of renal failure, are explored. While commonly used safely for pain control and anesthesia in those with kidney disease, the concerns with respect to side effects and toxicity of opioids are addressed. This is especially relevant with the worldwide increase in the use of opioids for medical and recreational use. View Full-Text
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Mallappallil, M.; Sabu, J.; Friedman, E.A.; Salifu, M. What Do We Know about Opioids and the Kidney? Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 223.
Mallappallil M, Sabu J, Friedman EA, Salifu M. What Do We Know about Opioids and the Kidney? International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(1):223.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mallappallil, Mary; Sabu, Jacob; Friedman, Eli A.; Salifu, Moro. 2017. "What Do We Know about Opioids and the Kidney?" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 1: 223.
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