The detection of occult CO poisoning through noninvasive measurement of carboxyhemoglobin: A cross-sectional study

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the world. Our primary objective was to identify and treat individuals who are unaware of their exposure to carbon monoxide in emergency departments (EDs). Our secondary goal was to reduce the costs of diagnosis and treatment by preventing unnecessary diagnostic testing in EDs.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete combustion of organic fuel. In the United States, it is responsible for about 500 deaths annually. Increased carboxyhemoglobin concentration and hypoxia disrupt cardiac myocyte integrity and cause dy...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The management of patients poisoned by carbon monoxide requires early identification and intensive treatment and a careful evaluation of the home environment prior to discharge. ST elevation in such patients may be related to coronary vasospasm. PMID: 31486515 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
AbstractTroponin is a marker that displays cardiac injury quickly and accurately. In adults, troponin elevation is usually associated with coronary artery disease and requires urgent cardiac catheterization. In healthy children, myocardial injury is rare and may develop due to many different causes. Therefore, troponin elevation in children and adolescents does not usually require emergency cardiac catheterization. The aim of this study is to assess the most common causes of troponin elevation in children and adolescents and to show which diagnostic tests are helpful in assessing pediatric patients with elevated troponin. ...
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Conclusions:The incidence and mortality rate of CO poisoning in the currentstudy are still higher than many other parts of the world. Ongoing health prevention strategies are  not efficiently working. Hence, constant public education and warning about CO toxicity should be  highlighted.Keywords:Carbon monoxide, death, epidemiology, poisoning
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
In this study, we aimed to investigate oxidative stress and antioxidant parameter levels in patients with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. METHODS: The study was conducted prospectively between March 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 in the pedi...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Carbon monoxide is one of the most common causes of fatal intoxications in the United States, and multiple previous studies have demonstrated that cigarette smokers have higher levels of carbon monoxide in their blood. However, t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Therefore, it is important to recognize cigarette smoke as a significant source of carbon monoxide exposure. SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: While the negative effects of cigarette smoking are often perceived as being chronic and only coming to fruition after numerous years of exposure, it is important for both physicians and patients to recognize the possibility for potentially life-threatening acute toxicity secondary to carbon monoxide exposure. (Am J Addict 2019;00:1-3). PMID: 31348564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
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