Herbal medications and anesthesia case management Journal Article


Author: Donoghue, T. J.
Article Title: Herbal medications and anesthesia case management
Abstract: Herbal medicine use in the United States has increased substantially. Despite this upward trend, patients often fail to disclose use of these medicines to their healthcare provider. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require preclinical animal studies, controlled clinical trials, or postmarket surveillance of herbal supplements. Lack of FDA oversight leads to product variation in quality, purity, efficacy, harvesting, and storage. Intentional or unintentional addition of contaminants to these products remains substantial. Because herbal medicines have the potential to adversely react with medications used in the perioperative period, anesthesia providers should be aware of the purported uses of common herbal supplements, potential drug interactions with these medicines or possible contaminants, and the anesthetic implications for patients who use these medicines. © 2018 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Keywords: perioperative complications; anesthesia; herb-drug interactions; herbal supplements; traditional chinese herbal medicine
Journal Title: AANA Journal
Volume: 86
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0094-6354
Publisher: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists  
Date Published: 2018-06-01
Start Page: 242
End Page: 248
Language: English
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 October 2018 -- Source: Scopus