Title: Psychotic due to bath salts and methamphetamines: emergency cesarean section under general anesthesia


Author: Nina Schloemerkemper


Institution: Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.


Abstract: The use of bath salts or other new psychoactive substances, otherwise known as legal highs, is increasing. Illicit drug use during pregnancy is not uncommon. Nevertheless, literature reporting bath salts and their effect on pregnancy is scant. Besides, there seems to be no literature about bath salts and conduct of general anesthesia. This case report describes a general anesthetic for the surgical delivery of an infant to a woman under the acute influence of bath salts and methamphetamines.


Keywords: bath salts, psychoactive substance, legal high, designer drug, methamphetamine, general anesthesia, cesarean section


Full Text: JBR-2018-0023.pdf


J Biomed Res published on 15 May 2018, https://doi.org/10.7555/JBR.32.20180023