'Inadequate ventilation' at Super 8 led to carbon monoxide poisoning, officials say

Improper venting of a boiler led to carbon monoxide poisoning at Winnipeg motel, officials said Wednesday after their initial investigation into an incident that led dozens of people to be treated in hospital.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

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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
This article describes important poisons from the field of chemicals and products and gives an example of poisoning risk management for a new product group. For this purpose, exemplary case information published in the annual reports of different PCs and the cases notified to the BfR were examined.An overview is provided on the product groups leading most frequently to poisonings and requests to the PCs. The spectrum of poisonings registered by the BfR and PCs differs clearly between reporting persons, route of exposure and severity. Substance groups with a relatively high risk compared to other chemical substanc...
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS These results indicate that HBO therapy significantly reduces the risk of memory impairment compared to NBO, but 2 sessions of HBO might not be better for memory impairment than 1 session of HBO. PMID: 31606731 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most common substances that people are poisoned by. It has no smell and is invisible to the naked eye, but can cause severe damage to tissues and lead to death. Patients who have already suffered significant lung da...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs
Abstract PMID: 31615380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
Inhaled carbon monoxide (CO) displaces oxygen from hemoglobin, reducing the capacity of blood to carry oxygen. Current treatments for CO-poisoned patients involve administration of 100% oxygen; however, when CO poisoning is associated with acute lung injury secondary to smoke inhalation, burns, or trauma, breathing 100% oxygen may be ineffective. Visible light dissociates CO from hemoglobin. We hypothesized that the exposure of blood to visible light while passing through a membrane oxygenator would increase the rate of CO elimination in vivo. We developed a membrane oxygenator with optimal characteristics to facilitate ex...
Source: Science Translational Medicine - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Conditions:   Carbon Monoxide Poisoning;   Chronic Encephalopathy Intervention:   Device: hyperbaric oxygen and sham hyperbaric oxygen Sponsor:   University of Nebraska Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Longitudinally, microstructural changes were inconsistent in WM and GM with time after acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Diffusional kurtosis imaging metrics provided important complementary information to quantify the damage to cognitive impairment.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: FUNCTIONAL Source Type: research
The determination of carbon monoxide (CO) and carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) is of utmost importance in forensic toxicology to determine the cause of death in cases of CO poisoning, fire, and explosions. To this end, reliable and updated analytical methods are r...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
Abstract The determination of carbon monoxide (CO) and carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) is of utmost importance in forensic toxicology to determine the cause of death in cases of CO poisoning, fire, and explosions. To this end, reliable and updated analytical methods are required. In this paper, four different methods for the determination of carbon monoxide in postmortem blood samples were compared: (i) the spectrophotometric determination of COHb applying the method proposed by Rodkey and modified by Beutler-West, (ii) the spectrophotometric determination of CO using a micro-diffusion-based method, (iii) the determinati...
Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences - Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Tags: J Forensic Sci Source Type: research
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