Metformin-related lactic acidosis: Case report

We report a case of a male patient presenting with metformin poisoning as a result of attempted suicide, who developed lactic acidosis and multiple organ failure. The critical success factor was treatment with continuous haemodiafiltration.
Source: Colombian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Authors: Shoib S, Kim YK Abstract Suicide is a serious public health problem in many countries and has always been a source of apprehension and quest to human mankind, which can be resolved with due diligence. Suicide is a hidden and silent epidemic, with many causative factors. Studying and researching on various causative factors have always been the subject of significance for the researchers. Psychiatric illnesses happen to be the primary reasons for the majority of suicide mortality cases. Not only this, there has been a consistent increase in the no. of cases of mental disorders as well as attempted and compl...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although patients who had attempted charcoal burning suicide had a low mortality rate (3.0%), globus pallidus necrosis was not uncommon (59.7%) in this population. Further studies are warranted.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: The Lancet PsychiatryAuthor(s): Galit Geulayov, Deborah Casey, Liz Bale, Fiona Brand, Caroline Clements, Bushra Farooq, Nav Kapur, Jennifer Ness, Keith Waters, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Keith HawtonSummaryBackgroundSelf-harm is the strongest risk factor for subsequent suicide, but risk may vary. We compared the risk of suicide following hospital presentation for self-harm according to patient characteristics, method of self-harm, and variations in area-level socioeconomic deprivation, and estimated the incidence of suicide by time after hospital attendance.MethodsIn t...
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsCause of death of the male corpse was deemed to be due to heroin intoxication as the blood concentration of morphine was more than the lethal concentration with a morphine/codeine ratio of more than 1:1. Methomyl intoxication of the male corpse was unlikely to be the cause of death because methomyl systemic blood concentration was found to be very low,
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPotential protective effects of nonpharmacological treatments (NPT) against long-term pain-related adverse outcomes have not been examined.ObjectiveTo compare active duty U.S. Army service members with chronic pain who did/did not receive NPT in the Military Health System (MHS) and describe the association between receiving NPT and adverse outcomes after transitioning to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).Design and ParticipantsA longitudinal cohort study of active duty Army service members whose MHS healthcare records indicated presence of chronic pain after an index deployment to Iraq or Afghanist...
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
 Psychiatric medications are the religion and politics of the mental health advocacy world — don’t bring them up unless you want a fight to break out. Luckily, here at Not Crazy, we don’t shy away from confrontation.  In this episode, we cover the good, the bad, and the ugly surrounding medications. Like whether or not you should take them. We tackle side effects like feeling numb and sexual dysfunction and share our personal histories with medication therapy. Listen now! (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning wri...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Research Sexuality Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Resident (Season 3; Episode 4): Hubris and Assault; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 4): Taking medicine to the streets, assisted suicide, lead poisoning The Resident (Season 3; Episode 4): Hubris and Assault Hades is a social media white supremacist celebrity comes in with a headache and a history of brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM). He says he does not want Pravesh (Indian), Nevins (female), or Feldman (Jewish) touching him. Cain (African-American) offers to do his surgery even though the patient is a violent racist.…
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: BioethicsTV Featured Posts Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): M. Baeza, A. Muñoz-Ortega, N. VelaAbstractObjectiveTo assess the characteristics of acute poisoning cases treated in hospital emergency departments over 5 years.MethodsRetrospective study of acute poisoning cases treated in 3 hospitals between 2013 and 2017 and an analysis of the demographic characteristics, types of poisoning, seasonal variations, care received and recurrence.ResultsSome 0.51% of all cases treated in the 3 hospitals corresponded to acute poisoning. The percentages varied by h...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
arbon monoxide intoxications are among poisonings regularly encountered in forensic medical and toxicological practice. Most often these are accidental poisonings or due to fire gases, less often - suicidal. The aim of this paper is to describe the first -...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
Between 1991 and 2017, the rate of black adolescents who reported attempting suicide rose, according to areport published Monday inPediatrics. This trend was not seen in adolescents who identified as white, Hispanic, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or being of multiple races.“Examining trends in suicidal ideation and behaviors over time by sex and race and ethnicity allows us to determine where to focus prevention and intervention efforts,” wrote Michael A. Lindsey, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H., of New York University and colleagues.Lindsey and colleagues analyzed data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) &m...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: adolescents Benjamin Shain Michael Lindsey pediatrics suicide attempt suicide ideation Youth Risk Behavior Survey Source Type: research
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