Hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid poisoning in Canada - O'Connor S, Grywacheski V, Louie K.
The rise in opioid-related harms is an issue of increasing public health importance in Canada. This analysis used data from the Hospital Morbidity Database and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System to determine the number of opioid poisoning hospit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

K2 and Spice Still Causing Hospitalizations in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers ofsynthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison. Wisconsin has seen a total of 15 cases since March of this year, 7 confirmed and 8 probable. Counties with confirmed cases include Dane, M ilwaukee, and Outagamie Counties...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 20, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Natural is always better: Using predators to protect crops instead of herbicides boosts profit and conserves wildlife
(Natural News) Farmers in northwestern Michigan may have just found a way to hit two birds with one stone, figuratively speaking: They’ve been luring falcons to their farms to naturally cull pests and protect their crops, reducing their dependency on poison and pesticide use along the process. Since the 1990s, local orchardists have been using... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute cyanide poisoning: are skin findings and odors helpful in making the diagnosis?
2 out of 5 stars Challenges in the diagnosis of acute cyanide poisoning. Parker-Cote JL et al. Clin Toxicol 2018;56(7):609-617 Abstract The stated goal of this somewhat confusing and unfocused article was to “identify isolated acute cyanide poison cases and to identify reported signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.” The authors did a systematic literature review to retrieve cases reports and case series describing patients who were alive on presentation after acute exposure to a cyanide salt. Patients exposed to cyanide in association with smoke inhalation were excluded. They found 65 relevant studies (...
Source: The Poison Review - June 19, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical bitter almond odor cherry red skin clinical characteristics cyanide poisoning ingestion Source Type: news

Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer
It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic cannabidiol poisoning - Kuehn B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Personality, high-risk behaviors, and elevated risk of unintentional deaths related to drug poisoning among individuals with spinal cord injury - Krause JS, Cao Y, Dipiro ND, Cuddy E.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk and protective factors for unintentional death related to drug poisoning from prescription medications, including opioid-related deaths, and death due to all other causes among participants with spinal cord injury (SCI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning mimicking painless progressive jaundice: a case report with review of the literature - Perisetti A, Raghavapuram S, Sheikh AB, Yendala R, Rahman R, Shanshal M, Thein KZ, Farooq A.
Mushroom poisoning is common in the  United States. The severity of mushroom poisoning may vary, depending on the geographic location, the amount of toxin delivered, and the genetic characteristics of the mushroom. Though they could have varied presentatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Freon poisoning
Chemicals used as cooling agents in refrigeration and air-conditioning units can be deadly if inhaled. This rarely occurs by accident, but some people inhale these chemicals, commercially known as Freon, to get high. Read on to find out about the dangers and what to do if someone shows signs of refrigerant poisoning. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Consumers at risk from contaminated and diseased meat
The public could be at risk of eating contaminated and diseased meat because of failings at slaughterhouses, according to a survey of meat hygiene inspectors published today (Sunday) by UNISON. The findings – summarised in the report A Raw Deal – highlight concerns that contaminated and diseased meat could be cleared as fit for human consumption. It found that virtually every meat hygiene inspector surveyed (98%) said that the meat industry couldn’t be trusted to ensure no faecal contamination was present before meat was sold on to consumers. In addition, 96% of the inspectors thought that staff directly ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis meat hygiene meat inspection meat inspectors Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg ’ s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Fruit
As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kellogg Company Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg ’ s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Melon
As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kellogg Company Source Type: news

Kellogg ’ s Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Over Salmonella Outbreak
An outbreak of the disease in some of the cereal products has sickened 73 people in 31 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kellogg Company Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is crab and other seafood safe to eat during pregnancy?
Many women are concerned about the seafood they eat during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning and high mercury content. Fortunately, cooked crab, imitation crab, and lobster are safe to eat when they are correctly prepared. Learn more about which fish to eat or avoid and all about the safety of fish products. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

How Often Should I Clean My Phone?
The world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “fecal bacteria.” While a sick person’s excrement harbors illness-causing germs, a healthy person’s poop—though gross—usually isn’t dangerous. (If you’ve read anything about fecal transplants, you know that the bacteria in feces may in some cases confer health benefits.) So even if your smartphone is e...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Mortality, morbidity and follow-up after acute poisoning by substances of abuse: a prospective observational cohort study - Vallersnes OM, Jacobsen D, Ekeberg Ø, Brekke M.
AIMS: Despite the excess mortality and morbidity associated with acute poisoning by substances of abuse, follow-up is frequently not organised. We assessed morbidity, including repeated poisoning, and follow-up after acute poisoning by substances of abuse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid tolerance and clinically recognized opioid poisoning among patients prescribed extended-release long-acting opioids - Young JC, Lund JL, Dasgupta N, Jonsson Funk M.
BACKGROUND: In recognition of potential for increased overdose risk, drug labels for extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioids emphasize the need for established opioid tolerance prior to initiating high dosages. OBJECTIVES: Describe the pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Poison Ivy - Potion Protection
Title: Poison Ivy - Potion ProtectionCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - June 13, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

8 Myths and Truths About Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Title: 8 Myths and Truths About Poison Ivy, Oak, and SumacCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/30/2012 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 13, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

4 Tenn. Paramedics Possibly Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Four paramedics working at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have been hospitalized for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Coffee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lucky Knott tells news outlets it appears the exhaust of a generator used to power the recreational vehicle they were staying in was blocked. One of the paramedics woke up Monday and was able to get help. Three were airlifted to hospitals, while the fourth was taken to an area hospital. Their names and conditions haven't been released. Knott says the paramedics are not employed by Coffee County's emergency medical services. T...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

4 Tenn. Paramedics Possibly Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Four paramedics working at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have been hospitalized for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Coffee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lucky Knott tells news outlets it appears the exhaust of a generator used to power the recreational vehicle they were staying in was blocked. One of the paramedics woke up Monday and was able to get help. Three were airlifted to hospitals, while the fourth was taken to an area hospital. Their names and conditions haven't been released. Knott says the paramedics are not employed by Coffee County's emergency medical services. T...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
While we normally hear about carbon monoxide poisonings during the winter months, reality is that they can happen throughout the year.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Luke Wood shares some of the hallmark signs of CO poisoning. To listen, click the link below. Carbon monoxide poisoning (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tea towels ‘can cause food poisoning’ - scientists say this is a more hygienic option
TEA TOWELS could be putting your household at risk of food poisoning, a new study has suggested. So what do experts advise you use instead? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poisoning deaths in China, 2006-2016 - Wang L, Wu Y, Yin P, Cheng P, Liu Y, Schwebel DC, Qi J, Ning P, Liu J, Cheng X, Zhou M, Hu G.
OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive overview of poisoning mortality patterns in China. METHODS: Using mortality data from the Chinese national disease surveillance points system, we examined trends in poisoning mortality by intent and substance f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Life-threatening pulmonary embolism that occurred immediately after acute carbon monoxide poisoning in the emergency department - Lee SJ, Cha YS, Lee Y, Kim H.
We report the first case of a life-threatening PE that occu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Paracetamol self-poisoning: when oral N-acetylcysteine saves life? A case report - Benlamkaddem S, Iken I, Houari N, Elbouazzaoui A, Boukatta B, Sba ï H, Achour S, Kanjaa N.
We report a case of a 24-year-old Arab female who ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pulmonary thromboembolism after carbon monoxide poisoning: a case series and review of the literature - Lee Y, Lim TH, Kang H, Oh J, Ko BS.
OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known to increase thrombotic tendency, and the risk of deep vein thrombosis in individuals who have experienced CO poisoning is higher than in the general population. However, there are a few reports describing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Milwaukee family with lead-poisoned child says that state officials are "complicit" in not taking responsibility for the issue
(Natural News) Lead poisoning has been an ongoing issue in Milwaukee City, Wisconsin as 11 percent of their children suffered from it back in 2016. More recently, parents of a five-year-old boy victim called out the city government for being “complicit.” Nazir Al-Mujaahid and his wife Aminah shared the horrific story of finding out that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Always use a fresh tea towel! How drying up with an old cloth boosts food poisoning risk  
In the University of Mauritius study, scientists analysed 100 towels after a month of use and found 49 per cent had bacterial growth. Of the infected towels, more than a third had the E.coli bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathogens Tied to Food Poisoning Linger on Kitchen Towels
(MedPage Today) -- E. coli and more found on towels in Mauritian households even after a month (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'
Scientists found E.coli was more likely to be found on damp towels and those used for multiple jobs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'
Scientists found E.coli was more likely to be found on damp towels and those used for multiple jobs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 60 Is Linked to Pre-Cut Melons
Packages of fruit have been recalled in eight states, but over half of the reported illnesses have been in Michigan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Melons Recalls and Bans of Products Food Contamination and Poisoning Indianapolis (Ind) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Michigan Source Type: news

Kitchen towels could contribute to the growth of potential pathogens that cause food poisoning
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from the University of Mauritius have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer
The best way to treat poison ivy is to avoid touching it in the first place. But that's tricky, given the many faces the rash-inducing plant can have. (Image credit: Courtesy of John Jelesko) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Blake Farmer Source Type: news

Nigeria:Stakeholders Call for Action Plan to End Lead Poisoning
[This Day] Abuja -As part of efforts to ensure the success of the second International Conference on Lead Poisoning in the country, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) is collaborating with stakeholders and relevant ministries in putting together an action plan that will bring about the eradication of lead poisoning in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
Boston (CBS) — Kate Spade, who was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, may have been suffering from bipolar disorder according to her sister. The designer’s sister told CBS News that Spade, known for her sleek handbags and bright colors, considered seeking treatment several times but was worried about how it would affect her upbeat brand. Though a source close to the family told People Magazine that the designer and her sister were estranged and the sister did not know what was going on in Spade’s life. Police do believe Spade may have been struggling with ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Uncategorized Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Mental Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Organic insect deterrent for agriculture
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Traditional insecticides are killers: they not only kill pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils, lakes, rivers and seas. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed an alternative: A biodegradable agent that keeps pests at bay without poisoning them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage
Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a classic example of warning coloration. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology; Press Release Source Type: news

Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce
To date, 197 people have been sickened in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine, and five have died, the CDC said. But the shelf life of the tainted lettuce is now past, the agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in U.S. romaine lettuce outbreak
Four more deaths in the U.S. have been linked to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PSYCH DRUG America: More than 8 million children now on mind-altering psychiatric medication
(Natural News) As more children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, misuse is also on the rise, prompting experts to question why so many kids are being told they need psychiatric drugs in the first place. The journal Pediatrics reports that poison control centers saw more than 150,000 calls related to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation of characteristics and predictive factors affecting mortality from aluminum phosphide poisoning, Iran - Navabi SMN, Navabi SJ, Aghaei A, Shaahmadi Z, Heydari R.
PURPOSE: Aluminum phosphide (ALP) or rice tablet is one of the most effective rodenticides used for the protection of grain storages from animals and rodents. ALP poisoning annually leads to mortality in human beings. The aim of this study was to evaluate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Novichok: a fourth-generation class of nerve agents
Salisbury, U.K. April 25, 2018. Decontamination efforts where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found poisoned. [shutterstock.com]2.5 out of 5 stars Novichok: a murderous nerve agent attack in the UK. Vale JA et al. Clin Toxicol 2018 May 14 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In an article in yesterday’s New York Times, medical workers who treated Sergei and Yulia Skripal after they were found poisoned and unconscious on March 4 describe how they feared both patients would die and that many more patients might ultimately be affected. Initially it was thought that the Skripals were suffering from opioid overdose. Bu...
Source: The Poison Review - May 31, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical nerve agent Novichok organophosphate Skripal Source Type: news

Can cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome be fatal?
shutterstock.com/Stanimir G. Stoev 2.5 out of 5 stars Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Reports of Fatal Cases. Nourbakhsh M et al. J Forensic Sci 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This paper reports on 2 fatal cases that the authors argue were attributable to the effects of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CASE #1: A 27-year-old woman is brought to hospital by ambulance after friend found her unresponsive with agonal respirations. On arrival she was apneic with bradycardia and decorticate posturing. Pupils were fixed and dilated. Serum glucose was 34 mg/dL. After presentation she deteriorate...
Source: The Poison Review - May 30, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome cannabis cyclic vomiting fatality marijuana Source Type: news

Epidemiology of paediatric poisoning presenting to a children's emergency department in Singapore over a five-year period - Koh SH, Tan KHB, Ganapathy S.
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric poisoning accounts for 1% of daily emergency department presentations. The aim of this study was to review the characteristics and outcomes of paediatric patients who presented with drug overdose over a five-year period. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Notes from the field: Acute poisonings from a synthetic cannabinoid sold as cannabidiol - Utah, 2017-2018 - Horth RZ, Crouch B, Horowitz BZ, Prebish A, Slawson M, McNair J, Elsholz C, Gilley S, Robertson J, Risk I, Hill M, Fletcher L, Hou W, Peterson D, Adams K, Vitek D, Nakashima A, Dunn A.
On December 8, 2017, the Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) notified the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) of reports of emergency department visits associated with reported exposure to products labeled as CBD (cannabidiol), a nonpsychoactive compound der... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Poison control center experience with tianeptine: an unregulated pharmaceutical product with potential for abuse - Marraffa JM, Stork CM, Hoffman RS, Su MK.
BACKGROUND: Interest in tianeptine as a potential drug of abuse is increasing in the United States. We performed a retrospective study of calls to the New York State Poison Control Centers (PCCs) designed to characterize one state's experience with tianept... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The evaluation of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II score, poisoning severity score, sequential organ failure assessment score combine with lactate to assess the prognosis of the patients with acute organophosphate pesticide poisoning - Yuan S, Gao Y, Ji W, Song J, Mei X.
The aim of this study was to assess the ability of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score, poisoning severity score (PSS) as well as sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score combining with lactate (Lac) to predict morta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news