Severity of baclofen self-poisoning linked to psychiatric co-morbidity in alcohol-dependent patients: better measurement of risk and benefit - Pelissier F, de Haro L, Rolland B, Franchitto N.

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BACKGROUND: Stimulant poisoning frequently causes altered mental status (AMS) and can result in severe cerebral vascular complications. The role of noncontrast brain computed tomography (CT) in acute stimulant-poisoned patients presenting with AMS remains ...
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BACKGROUND: Opioid-associated ototoxicity is a known complication of opioid exposure, although the mechanism remains unclear. While historically most closely linked to heroin and oxycodone, evolving reports suggest that it may be a class effect of opioids....
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Acute methanol poisoning is a life-threatening type of metabolic and neurological intoxication that commonly occurs following the accidental ingestion of methylated spirits (Kraut and Kurtz 2008). Methyl alcohol toxicity in Iran related to the new coronavi...
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Sherif Mohsen doesn’t consider himself to be the complaining type, but he knew he had to speak up after coming close to drinking 70 per cent alcohol thinking it was water. Turns out it was hand sanitizer packaged in beverage bottles. 
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Toxicological analysis constitutes an important part of the acute treatment of poisonings. Timely laboratory results are essential for the patient to be diagnosed and treated appropriately, but also to exclude poisoning and avoid unnecessary overtreatment....
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Studies have shown reduced life expectancy following moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) with death due to unintentional poisoning (UP) 11x higher following TBI than in the general population. The characteristics of those who die of unintentional ...
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OBJECTIVE: To identify the relationships between county-level area deprivation and patterns of both opioid prescriptions and drug-poisoning mortality. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: For this retrospective cross-sectional study, we used the IQVIA Xpo...
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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Why More Must be Done to Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims appeared first on Inter Press Service.
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Resurgence in the use of chloroquine as a putative treatment for COVID-19 has seen recent cases of fatal toxicity due to unintentional overdoses. Protocols for the management of poisoning recommend diazepam, although there are uncer...
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Dear editor: Methanol ingestion can be a highly lethal poisoning; methanol is metabolised to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are extremely toxic to the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract leading to a triad of visual impairment, gast...
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