A predictive model for serious adverse events in adults with acute poisoning in prehospital and hospital care - Ferr és-Padró V, Solà-Muñoz S, Jiménez-Fàbrega FX, Nogué-Xarau S.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sundance Unveils Mystery Film: ‘Navalny’ Doc About Russian Poisoning Scandal
Sundance Film Festival has revealed a mystery movie on its 2022 lineup. “Navalny,” a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, has been a late addition… #mysterymovie #alexeinavalny (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upstate New York Poison Center celebrates 65 years of service
Over the years, poisoning calls about children are constant. Most common child poisonings are from personal care and household cleaning products and analgesics. Ninety percent of poisoning calls for children five and under are managed at home. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 24, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

US hospital stays in children and adolescents with acetaminophen poisoning - Shadman KA, Edmonson MB, Coller RJ, Sklansky DJ, Nacht CL, Zhao Q, Kelly MM.
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen poisoning occurs in all age groups; however, hospital-based outcomes of children with these poisonings were not well characterized. Our objectives were to describe the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of hospital stays in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of hospital claims and poison center data to evaluate health impact of opioids, cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids - Wang GS, Buttorff C, Wilks A, Schwam D, Tung GJ, Banerji S, Dart RC, Pacula RL.
INTRODUCTION: Over the past 10  years, opioids and cannabis have garnered significant attention due to misuse and legalization trends. Different datasets and surveillance mechanisms can lead to different conclusions the due to a variety of factors. The pri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Extracorporeal hyperoxygenation therapy (EHT) for carbon monoxide poisoning: in-vitro proof of principle - Steuer NB, Schlanstein PC, Hannig A, Sibirtsev S, Jupke A, Schmitz-Rode T, Kopp R, Steinseifer U, Wagner G, Arens J.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the leading cause of poisoning-related deaths globally. The currently available therapy options are normobaric oxygen (NBO) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). While NBO lacks in efficacy, HBO is not available in all areas and co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smoothie product sold online recalled for potential cyanide poisoning
A frozen smoothie product that was sold online across Canada has been recalled after reports of illnesses caused by cyanide poisoning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Upstate Poison Center issues safety reminder for at-home Covid tests
Parents urged to store the Covid test kits, like all medications and household chemicals, up and out of sight and reach of children. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Cyanide poisoning in patients with inhalation injury - the phantom menace - F R, B L, M H, J H.
Inhalation injury is a  serious complication in patients with burns that dramatically increases their morbidity and mortality. These patients are always suspected of having inhalation injury with potential intoxication. We usually encounter carbon monoxide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Epidemiological analysis of wild mushroom poisoning in Zhejiang province, China, 2016-2018 - Chen L, Sun L, Zhang R, Liao N, Qi X, Chen J, Liu T.
In this study, we aimed to explore characteristics of wild mushroom poisoning in Zhejiang province, China. From 2016 to 2018, 429 cases of wild mushroom poisoning wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

How Can You Tell if It's Poison Ivy?
Title: How Can You Tell if It's Poison Ivy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 19, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Evaluation of various scoring systems in prediction of acute carbon monoxide poisoning outcome - Ae E, Ga S.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common fatal poisoning worldwide. Laboratory parameters and imaging studies have been used to predict late cardiac and neurological complications in CO poisoned patients. However, very few studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

As you age, these 8 home improvements will keep you safer
Small changes can protect you in big ways from falls, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and other problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of acute poisoning in children in southwestern China: a review of 1755 cases from 2014 to 2020 - Dai Q, Wang L, Gao XY, Du D, Shuai P, Li L, Liu W.
PURPOSE: Acute poisoning is a major cause of disability and death in children, but there is a lack of large-scale and multicenter epidemiological data on acute poisoning in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The current study was a retrospective analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cardiac arrest following unsuspected self-poisoning with doxylamine - Gomila I, Socias A, Socias L, Gutierrez L, Ripoll T, Alarc ón FJ, García AB.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Characteristics of fatal 'novel' synthetic opioid toxicity in Australia - Darke S, Peacock A, Duflou J, Farrell M, Lappin J.
BACKGROUND: Aims: To determine 1. The characteristics of all recorded cases of fatal drug poisoning involving novel synthetic opioids (NSOs) in Australia; 2. The toxicology of cases; and 3. The major autopsy findings. METHODS: Review of all fatal p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Revealed: the Flint water poisoning charges that never came to light
The former criminal prosecution team investigating the Flint water crisis was building a racketeering case against state officials. Then the team was dismantled #stateofficials #flint #watercrisis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Kids Are Getting Sick From Cannabis Edibles
As states legalize cannabis, a growing number of children are inadvertently consuming marijuana-infused foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Content Type: Service American Association of Poison Control Centers Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning during major U.S. power outages - Worsham CM, Woo J, Kearney MJ, Bray CF, Jena AB.
In a review of claims data from a commercially insured population in Texas, the authors found that the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning was markedly increased during major power outages... Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Acute poisoning With Datura stramonium plant seeds in Qatar - Shebani A, Hnish M, Elmelliti H, Mohamed Abdeen M, Ganaw A.
We report the case of a 32-year-old male in Qatar who intentionally ingested seeds ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Homicidal paraquat poisoning: poisoned while drinking - Liu Z, Huang F, Zhao S, Ma L, Shi Q, Zhou Y.
The incidence of paraquat poisoning has significantly decreased with the addition of odorizer and emetics to the liquid concentrate. Paraquat poisonings are usually attributed to suicidal and accidental or occupational exposure. Here, we report an unusual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Poisoning due to consumption of horse chestnut seed - Yi HY, Lee JY.
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a common tree found on roads and parks. The shape of the fruit is very similar to that of the edible Korean chestnut (Castanea crenata); thus, people can eat it by mistake. However, reports of the side effects and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Serotonin syndrome after an overdose of over-the-counter medicine containing dextromethorphan - Omoto N, Kanzawa Y, Ishimaru N, Kinami S.
We report a case of the serotonin syndrome after an overdose of a commonly available ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Sex education and self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: an explorative analysis - Crowley G, Bandara P, Senarathna L, Malalagama A, Gunasekera S, Rajapakse T, Knipe D.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm and suicide are important causes of morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka, but our understanding of these behaviours is limited. Qualitative studies have implicated familial and societal expectations around sex and relationships. We co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Significant toxicity following an increase in poisonings with designer benzodiazepines in the Netherlands between 2010 and 2020 - Essink S, Nugteren-van Lonkhuyzen JJ, van Riel AJHP, Dekker D, Hondebrink L.
BACKGROUND: Designer benzodiazepines (DBs) are an emerging class of new psychoactive substances. While structurally derived from pharmaceutical benzodiazepines, their toxicological profile is less clear. We investigated time trends in the rate of DB poison... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A rare form of intoxication: acute methyl ethyl ketone peroxide poisoning - Sun C, Jian T, Li Y, Cui S, Shi L, Yu G, Kan B, Jian X.
We report two suicidal cases of acute methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) poisoning. A woman in her late 60s suffered from oral mucosal erosion, functional impairment of the heart, liver and other organs, pulmonary inflammation, elevated inflammatory marke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acutely poisoned pediatric patients in United States: a retrospective analysis of the Extracorporeal Life Support Registry from 2003 to 2019 - Di Nardo M, Alunni Fegatelli D, Marano M, Danoff J, Kim HK.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the management of pediatric poisoning in the United States and to identify predictors of mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Data reported to the E... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Changing epidemiology of poisoning in children: a retrospective study from a tertiary care center in New Delhi, India - Suting E, Bhaskar V, Batra P.
Poisoning is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injuries in children. With continuously changing environment, the epidemiology of poisoning keeps on changing. The present study was undertaken to describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths among cases age 50+ in the National Poison Data System, 2015-2020 - Choi NG, Choi BY, Dinitto DM, Marti CN, Baker SD.
CONTEXT: Illicit opioid use and heroin treatment admissions among individuals age 50+ have increased. Little research has, however, examined correlates of illicit opioid overdose deaths in this age group before or during the COVID-19 pandemic or the health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Palytoxin poisoning related to salt water aquarium - El-Faramawi M, Huusom AJ, Khalil MREC, Hulgaard M.
Palytoxin is a potent toxin found in zoanthid species, a popular decorative coral used in private aquaria. Inappropriate cleaning procedure may lead to palytoxin poisoning by dermal contact and inhalation of water aerosols, affecting several organ systems.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Acute diquat poisoning resulting in toxic encephalopathy: a report of three cases - Yu G, Jian T, Cui S, Shi L, Kan B, Jian X.
We present three cases of acute diquat poisoning resulting i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Human rights perspective on pesticide exposure and poisoning in children: a case study of India - Utyasheva L, Bhullar L.
Pesticide exposure and poisoning among children can lead to devastating long-lasting health effects that impact their human rights, with communities in low- and middle-income countries experiencing the negative impacts of pesticides more profoundly than th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Outcome of plasma exchange in acute liver failure due to yellow phosphorus poisoning: a single-center experience - Angraje S, Sekar M, Mishra B, Matcha J.
BACKGROUND: Yellow phosphorus (YP) is a protoplasmic poison that causes acute liver failure (ALF) for which liver transplantation is the definitive modality. Hereby, we present our clinical data on the role of plasma exchange (PE) in ALF due to YP poisonin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mass Food Poisoning Incident Leads Apple to Temporarily Shut Down iPhone Factory
The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is known for its allegedly squalid, abusive working conditions. #taiwanese #foxconn #electronicsmanufacturer (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterization of acute poisoning in hospitalized children in southwest China - Li Z, Xiao L, Yang L, Li S, Tan L.
This study described the basic situation of childhood poisoning in southwest China based on hospitalized cases. Data and Methods: A total of 1,076 acute poisoning cases among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Neurological sequela of acute pesticide poisoning among adults in central Taiwan - Chen YC, Lin CH, Wu SL.
Background and Purpose: Cases of acute pesticide poisoning account for significant morbidity and mortality in developing countries; however, its burden in Taiwan remains unknown. The study examined acute pesticide poisoning (APP) involving adults in the ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alan Ward obituary
My father, Alan Ward, who has died aged 96, was a physicist who profoundly influenced science education in Africa.Born in Woodford, Essex, to Ursula (nee Vale) and Edward Ward, who worked in a bank, Alan went to Chichester high school for boys in West Sussex. Following a wartime degree in physics at the University of Birmingham, he completed a PhD in 1949, after which he was sent by the Atomic Energy Research Establishment to study Thorotrast poisoning in Denmark for two years. He married Honor Shedden, also a physicist, in 1950.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tom Ward Tags: Physics Nuclear power Nuclear weapons Ghana Nuclear waste Cern Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Source Type: news

Beware of neurotoxins in common plants: water hemlock poisoning presenting as convulsive status epilepticus - Arsenova R, Prager C, Becker LL, Scholtis S, Methling M, Kaindl AM.
BACKGROUND: Pediatric status epilepticus occurs in about 44/100.000 children per year with an unknown cause in about a third of patients. One cause can be the ingestion of plants containing toxins that target the central nervous system. Here we describe an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

How many pills ingested constitutes a suicide attempt? - Lester D.
A sample of 51 college students, informed that 30 pills of a medication would kill a person, were asked how many would have to be ingested to constitute a suicide attempt. The median was 14 , with a range of 1 to 40. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Characteristics and psychopathology of 1,086 patients who self-poisoned using pesticides in Taiwan (2012-2019): a comparison across pesticide groups - Tu CY, Yen TH, Chang CM, Chen HY, Yen YC, Guo MC, Lu TH, Wu CS, Chen IM, Cheng HC, Huang WL, Chen CC, Eddleston M, Chang SS.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies, mainly from low- and middle-income settings, showed that pesticide self-poisonings were mostly impulsive with low levels of psychopathology. We aimed to investigate whether pesticide self-poisoning in a high-income country sho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Potion or poison? Hempseed oil - Martini N.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

James Bond would have died from STIs, food poisoning and alcohol, study shows
On screen, James Bond is 'poorly prepared for travel-associated health risks' and naïve to the threat of infectious disease, report academics at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fossilized Blood Proteins From Child Illness May Cause Chalky Teeth Fossilized Blood Proteins From Child Illness May Cause Chalky Teeth
Albumin seen"poisoning" the cells that deposit enamel, leading to potentially severe tooth damage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Death of family of seven in Minnesota linked to carbon monoxide
An immigrant family of seven found dead inside a Minnesota home last weekend died of carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide killed 7 family members in Minnesota home, medical examiner says
Seven relatives were found dead in their Minnesota home over the weekend from carbon monoxide poisoning. #examiner #familymembers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute poisoning cases presented to the Addis Ababa Burn, Emergency, and Trauma Hospital emergency department, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study - Zemedie B, Sultan M, Zewdie A.
This study aimed to assess acute poisonings at Addis Ababa Burn, Emergency, and Trauma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Toxic neuropathy comment on organophosphate poisoning - Fustes O, Rodriguez CA.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

A successful experience using labetalol and hemodialysis to treat near-fatal caffeine poisoning: a case report with toxicodynamics - Ou HC, Deng JF, Yang CC, Lin CS, Mao YC, Tsai SH, Ho CH.
We present an 18-year-old male who attempted suicide with 295  mg/kg pure caffeine powder (lethal oral dose: 150-200 mg/kg) and was successfully rescued. He pres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Breaking Down the Mostly Real Science Behind Don ’t Look Up
Want a good, solid, rollicking laugh? Contemplate the end of the world—the whole existential shebang: the annihilation of civilization, the extinction of all species, the death of the entire Earthly biomass. Funny, right? Actually, yes—and arch and ironic and dark and smart, at least in the hands of Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice), whose new film Don’t Look Up was released in theaters on Dec. 10 and is set to begin streaming on Netflix Dec. 24. The premise of the film is equal parts broad, plausible and utterly terrifying. A comet measuring up to 9 km (5.6 mi.) across is discovered by Ph.D candidate Kat...
Source: TIME: Science - December 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized culturepod movies Source Type: news

Predicting scale of delayed neuropsychiatric sequelae in patients with acute carbon monoxide poisoning: a retrospective study - Yang S, Liu H, Peng Q, Li J, Liu Q.
OBJECTIVE: To establish and validate a predictive formula for calculating the possibility of developing delayed neurological sequelae (DNS) after acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning to facilitate better decision-making about treatment strategies. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news