Patterns of acute poisoning with pesticides in the paediatric age group - Dayasiri KC, Jayamanne SF, Jayasinghe CY.

BACKGROUND: Pesticides are identified as one of the dangerous poisons globally in children and are associated with increased short- and long-term morbidity. Pesticide poisoning is the most common method of self-poisoning among adults in rural Sri Lanka, an...
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More than 200 people in nine states have developed serious, unexplained bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids thought to be laced with rat poison.News Alerts
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As we head into boating season, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services wants to remind boaters to take action toprevent carbon monoxide poisoning. “Many people don’t realize they can be poisoned from carbon monoxide while spending time on a boat,” said Dr. Jon Meiman, DHS Chief Medical Officer. “Installing marine carbon monoxide detectors on boats can save lives.” In the right conditions, exhaust from a boat’s engine and generator can vent into the...(see release)
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INTRODUCTION: Carbon monoxide poisoning may occur in several contexts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective of 37 carbon monoxide poisoning cases that underwent hyperbaric oxygen during wildfires in  Funchal in August 2016. RESULTS: The studied samp...
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Environmental Science&TechnologyDOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01990
Source: Environmental Science and Technology - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2018 Source:Journal of Chemical Health and Safety Author(s): Frank Huess Hedlund, Michael Madsen At a biogas plant, a truck driver was overcome by toxic fumes while unloading food waste slurry collected at sites that operate a shredder and tank system. Trucks unload their cargo into a feedstock pit. While unloading, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and possibly other toxic gases were released. Ventilation systems were overwhelmed. The driver narrowly escaped death. Several would-be rescuers collapsed. Under marginally different conditions, this accident could have led to five fata...
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Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018 Source:Catalysis Communications Author(s): Haoxi Jiang, Ying Niu, Qianyun Wang, Yifei Chen, Minhua Zhang Single-phase Co/Mn-MOF-74 solid materials were synthesized successfully via the hydrothermal method. The effect of Co/Mn atom ratio on the structure of Co/Mn-MOF-74 solids and their catalytic activity for low-temperature NH3-SCR of NOx were investigated. Very high NO conversion values (>96.0%) at 180–240 °C were obtained using the Mn0.66Co0.34-MOF-74 chemical composition (optimal content of Co). Furthermore, Mn0.66Co0.34-MOF-74 showed outstanding resistance ...
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OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and trends of exposures to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among individuals 0 to 19 years old reported to US poison control centers. METHODS: National Poison Data System data ...
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3 out of 5 stars Severe loperamide toxicity associated with the use of cimetidine to potentiate the “high.” Hughes A et al. AM J Emerg Med 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Reference The potential adverse effects of loperamide (Imodium) are often underestimated since, even though it is an opioid, it is available over-the-counter and has been since 1988. Loperamide is used to treat diarrhea. It acts on the mu-opioid receptors in the gut, decreasing gastric motility. It is rather effective at this. However at therapeutic doses (2-16 mg per day) it does not cause central opioid effects such as euphoria or rel...
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical imodium loperamide overdose toxicity Source Type: news
This is first in a new series of articles. Over the coming weeks and months I will be publishing the origin stories of interesting, inspiring people in healthcare. These men and women come from all walks of life. Some are titans in the industry, others are leading grass-roots efforts. All are making an impact on healthcare. As a self-professed comic-book geek, I am fascinated by origin stories – the account or back-story that reveals how someone became who they are today. Origin stories add to the overall narrative and give reasons for a person’s intentions. Knowing someone’s origin stories can give clues...
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CONCLUSION: Use of hyperbaric oxygen appears to have reduced the incidence of the syndrome. This seems to be the first Portuguese series reporting use of hyperbaric oxygen in carbon monoxide poisoning due to wildfires. The authors intend to alert to the importance of referral of these patients because the indications and benefits of this treatment are well documented. This is especially important given the ever-growing issue of wildfires in Portugal. PMID: 29790465 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
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