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Brain MRI Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning May Show Up Late Brain MRI Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning May Show Up Late

Acute brain lesions on MRI are associated with an increased risk of delayed neurological sequelae after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, researchers from Korea report.Reuters Health Information
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is found in the environment, in the home, and in the human body as a normal part of mammalian metabolism. Poisoning from CO, a common exposure, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
AbstractCarbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that is found in the environment, in the home, and in the human body as a normal part of mammalian metabolism. Poisoning from CO, a common exposure, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if not recognized and treated in a timely manner. This review evaluates the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning, conditions that present similar to CO poisoning, and an approach to the recognition and management for CO poisoning. CO poisoning accounts for thousands of emergency department visits annually. If not promptly recognized and treated, it leads to significan...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Spoilers ahead for This Is Us. NBC’s This Is Us, America’s highly-watched primetime tearjerker, finally revealed how a house fire killed one of its main characters, Jack Pearson, in a post-Super Bowl episode Sunday. This Is Us had been teasing Jack’s death over the course of its two seasons, dropping breadcrumbs and twists that kept viewers agonizing over what exactly happened. Before Sunday night’s episode, fans knew the fateful fire was sparked by a faulty Crock-Pot slow cooker and the Pearson house’s smoke detectors needed a battery replacement. The final piece of the puzzle revealed on Su...
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Our purpose is to describe typical computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in encephalopathies in the emergency. The focus of this article are the most frequent toxic and acquired metabolic diseases and their preferential sites of involvement, such as hepatic encephalopathy, hypoglicemia, non-ketotic hyperglycemia, osmotic demyelination, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, uremia, illegal drug abuse, carbon monoxide poisoning and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. The radiologist must be able to identify the most usual patterns of lesion in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in these settings.
Source: Seminars in Ultrasound CT and MRI - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning causes thousands of deaths worldwide each year, both accidental and intentional. In addition to an acute risk of death, CO poisoning has been associated with increased long-term morbidity and mortality. Standard treatment calls for delivery of 100% oxygen via non-rebreathing facemask, with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) reserved for severe CO poisoning. Whether HBOT improves long-term outcomes over standard treatment remains a debated topic. The authors sought to describe mortality differences in patients with CO poisoning receiving HBOT versus standard therapy.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Abstract Source Type: research
Hippocampus (wikipedia.org) 3 out of 5 stars An Unusual Amnesic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use. Duru LB et al. Ann Intern Med 30 Jan 2018 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Last year we reviewed an MMWR report describing 14 cases of anterograde amnesia associated with substance abuse and bilateral ischemia of the hippocampi, as well as an additional paper giving somewhat more detailed clinical information on the initial four cases. This letter describes an additional case that occurred in West Virginia. A 30-year-old man with a history of heroin use was found at home to be difficult to ar...
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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the leading cause of poisoning mortality and morbidity in the USA. Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels are not predictive of severity or prognosis. At this time, the measurement o...
Source: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This study examines whether acute brain lesions on diffusion-weighted imaging are related to delayed neurological sequelae after carbon monoxide poisoning.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning are important causes of death due to fire. Carbon monoxide is more regularly assessed than cyanide at the site of burn or smoke inhalation treatment due to its ease in assessment and simplicity to treat. Although several forensic studies have demonstrated the significance of cyanide poisoning in fire victims using blood cyanide levels, the association between the cause of cardiac arrest and the concentration of cyanide among fire victims has not been sufficiently investigated.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Along with other hazards, winter storms bring with them an increased risk for illness and death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a gas known as the silent killer because you can't see, smell or taste it,...
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