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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339843/availability-and-cost-of-extracorporeal-treatments-for-poisonings-and-other-emergency-indications-a-worldwide-survey
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Josée Bouchard, Valery Lavergne, Darren M Roberts, Monique Cormier, Genevieve Morissette, Marc Ghannoum
Background: Extracorporeal treatments (ECTRs) are used for different conditions, including replacement of organ function and poisoning. Current recommendations for ECTRs in various poisonings suggest that intermittent haemodialysis (IHD) is the most efficient technique. However, the practicality of these recommendations is poorly defined in view of limited information on availability and cost worldwide. Methods: A survey invitation to an Internet-based questionnaire was emailed between January 2014 and March 2015 to members of international societies to determine the availability, time to initiation and cost of ECTRs (including filters, dialysate, catheter, anticoagulant and nursing/physician salary)...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291652/cost-effectiveness-of-hospital-treatment-and-outcomes-of-acute-methanol-poisoning-during-the-czech-republic-mass-poisoning-outbreak
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Jan Rulisek, Martin Balik, Ferdinand Polak, Petr Waldauf, Daniela Pelclova, Jan Belohlavek, Sergey Zakharov
PURPOSE: During an outbreak of mass methanol poisoning in the Czech Republic in 2012-2014, we compared the total hospital costs and one-year medical costs in the patients treated with different antidotes (fomepizole versus ethanol) and modalities of hemodialysis (intermittent hemodialysis, IHD, versus continuous renal replacement therapy, CRRT). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in 106 patients with confirmed diagnosis treated in 30 ICU settings. For each patient, the following data were analyzed: admission laboratory data, GCS, PSS, ICU length of stay, organ failures, treatment, outcome, and total hospital costs...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261553/discernment-scheme-for-paraquat-poisoning-a-five-year-experience-in-shiraz-iran
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Saeed Kavousi-Gharbi, Reza Jalli, Akbar Rasekhi-Kazerouni, Zahra Habibagahi, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
AIM: To evaluate various schemes for paraquat poisoning and different variables that influence the outcome of acute paraquat poisoning. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the information about all cases of acute paraquat poisoning who were admitted to teaching hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, in a five year period (September 2010 to September 2015) were evaluated. The variables included: Demographic data, medical assessment, therapeutic options, laboratory findings, and the outcomes...
February 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212474/-zinc-phosphide-poisoning-in-pediatric-patients-from-a-toxicology-center-at-mexico-city
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María Carmen Socorro Sánchez-Villegas, Alejandro Bárcena-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Zinc phosphide is a chemical compound that is frequently used as a rodenticide; it is a highly toxic product that is widely used, among other spaces, at home. Given that it is a highly commercialized pesticide and that there is no antidote, it is mandatory to establish favorably the clinical manifestations of the intoxication. The aim was to describe the epidemiological and clinical profile of children intoxicated with zinc phosphide attended in a toxicological center of a tertiary referral hospital...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206825/letter-in-response-to-efficiency-of-acidemia-correction-on-intermittent-versus-continuous-hemodialysis-in-acute-methanol-poisoning
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Lindsay M Fox, Mark K Su, Lewis R Goldfrank
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206824/reply-to-letter-in-response-to-efficiency-of-acidemia-correction-on-intermittent-versus-continuous-hemodialysis-in-acute-methanol-poisoning
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Sergey Zakharov, Darren M Roberts, Knut Erik Hovda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191327/transdermal-spirit-methanol-poisoning-a-case-report
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Hatice Dogan, Banu Yilmaz Karakus, Kubra Serefoglu Cabuk, Ozlem Uzun, Huseyin Yenice, Aysun Orucoglu
INTRODUCTION: Methanol is a highly toxic substance and methanol poisoning results in severe health situations. Methanol poisoning occurs when it is consumed by various methods such as orally, by inhalation, and transdermally. Transdermal poisoning is rarely seen and causes severe health complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency room due to blurred vision and knee pain. He had wrapped alcohol soaked cotton around his knees because of pain, and left it for 10 hours at night...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168440/can-duration-of-hemodialysis-be-estimated-based-on-the-on-arrival-laboratory-tests-and-clinical-manifestations-in-methanol-poisoned-patients
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Abdolkarim Pajoumand, Nasim Zamani, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Shahin Shadnia
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Lachance formula and more readily available clinical or laboratory factors (other than serum methanol level) in prediction of the needed time for hemodialysis in methanol-poisoned patients. METHODS: In a retrospective study, all methanol-poisoned patients referred to us between March 2008 and March 2016 were enrolled. The patients' demographic characteristics, on-arrival vital signs, signs/symptoms, and laboratory tests were evaluated for factors that could prognosticate the dialysis duration...
February 6, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152637/l-arginine-in-the-treatment-of-valproate-overdose-five-clinical-cases
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Verena Schrettl, Norbert Felgenhauer, Christian Rabe, Malkanthi Fernando, Florian Eyer
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid and its metabolites - particularly valproyl-CoA - are inhibitors of the enzyme N-acetylglutamate synthetase. The amino acid l-arginine can stimulate N-acetylglutamate synthetase activity and could be potentially used therapeutically to correct hyperammonemia caused by valproate therapy or overdose. Severely valproic-acid-poisoned patients are usually treated with l-carnitine or hemodialysis in order to decrease hyperammonemia. We herein report of five cases, in which l-arginine was administered...
April 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123338/single-pass-albumin-dialysis-in-a-child-aged-six-months-with-phenobarbital-poisoning
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Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Hamdi Murat Yıldırım, Osman Yeşilbaş, Burcu Bursal Duramaz, Esra Şevketoğlu
A girl aged six months was hospitalized because of resistant seizures and was discharged with phenobarbital and carbamazepine therapy. She was admitted to a state hospital with symptoms of inability to waken and difficulty in breathing. It was learned that phenobarbital had been used incorrectly and the patient was sent to our pediatric intensive care unit because of severe phenobarbital overdose. The decision was taken for hemodialysis. Single-pass albumin dialysis was planned because phenobarbital can bind to high levels of plasma protein...
December 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064509/acute-salicylate-poisoning-risk-factors-for-severe-outcome
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Rachel M Shively, Robert S Hoffman, Alex F Manini
CONTEXT: Salicylate poisoning remains a significant public health threat with more than 20,000 exposures reported annually in the United States. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to establish early predictors of severe in-hospital outcomes in Emergency Department patients presenting with acute salicylate poisoning. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis of adult salicylate overdoses from a prospective cohort study of acute drug overdoses at two urban university teaching hospitals from 2009 to 2013...
March 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049252/neurological-complications-resulting-from-non-oral-occupational-methanol-poisoning
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Ji Hyun Choi, Seung Keun Lee, Young Eun Gil, Jia Ryu, Kyunghee Jung-Choi, Hyunjoo Kim, Jun Young Choi, Sun Ah Park, Hyang Woon Lee, Ji Young Yun
Methanol poisoning results in neurological complications including visual disturbances, bilateral putaminal hemorrhagic necrosis, parkinsonism, cerebral edema, coma, or seizures. Almost all reported cases of methanol poisoning are caused by oral ingestion of methanol. However, recently there was an outbreak of methanol poisoning via non-oral exposure that resulted in severe neurological complications to a few workers at industrial sites in Korea. We present 3 patients who had severe neurological complications resulting from non-oral occupational methanol poisoning...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891239/two-cases-of-methyl-alcohol-intoxication-by-sub-chronic-inhalation-and-dermal-exposure-during-aluminum-cnc-cutting-in-a-small-sized-subcontracted-factory
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Jia Ryu, Key Hwan Lim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Hyang Woon Lee, Ji Young Yun, Seoung-Wook Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Kyunghee Jung-Choi, Hyunjoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Methyl alcohol poisoning has been mainly reported in community. Two cases of methyl alcohol poisoning occurred in a small-sized subcontracted factory which manufactured smartphone parts in Korea. CASE PRESENTATION: One young female patient presented with dyspnea and visual disturbance. Another young male patient presented with visual disturbance and myalgia. They treated with sodium bicarbonate infusion and hemodialysis for metabolic acidosis. In addition, he received ethyl alcohol per oral treatment...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847651/ethylene-glycol-poisoning-an-unusual-cause-of-altered-mental-status-and-the-lessons-learned-from-management-of-the-disease-in-the-acute-setting
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R Singh, E Arain, A Buth, J Kado, A Soubani, N Imran
Ethylene glycol is found in many household products and is a common toxic ingestion. Acute ingestions present with altered sensorium and an osmolal gap. The true toxicity of ethylene glycol is mediated by its metabolites, which are responsible for the increased anion gap metabolic acidosis, renal tubular damage, and crystalluria seen later in ingestions. Early intervention is key; however, diagnosis is often delayed, especially in elderly patients presenting with altered mental status. There are several laboratory tests which can be exploited for the diagnosis, quantification of ingestion, and monitoring of treatment, including the lactate and osmolal gaps...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817225/efficiency-of-acidemia-correction-on-intermittent-versus-continuous-hemodialysis-in-acute-methanol-poisoning
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sergey Zakharov, Daniela Pelclova, Tomas Navratil, Jaromir Belacek, Jiri Latta, Michal Pisar, Jan Rulisek, Jiri Leps, Pavel Zidek, Cyril Kucera, Robert Bocek, Miroslav Mazur, Zdenek Belik, Josef Chalupa, Viktor Talafa, Kamil Kodras, Daniel Nalos, Ctirad Sedlak, Michal Senkyrik, Jan Smid, Tomas Salek, Darren M Roberts, Knut Erik Hovda
CONTEXT: Acidemia is a marker of prognosis in methanol poisoning, as well as compounding formate-induced cytotoxicity. Prompt correction of acidemia is a key treatment of methanol toxicity and methods to optimize this are poorly defined. OBJECTIVE: We studied the efficiency of acidemia correction by intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in a mass outbreak of methanol poisoning. METHODS: The study was designed as observational cohort study...
February 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641053/data-completeness-as-an-unmeasured-confounder-in-dialysis-facility-performance-comparison-with-1-year-follow-up%C3%A2
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Jiannong Liu, Mahesh Krishnan, Jincheng Zhou, Kimberly M Nieman, Yi Peng, David T Gilbertson
;Aims: Standardized mortality and hospitalization ratios (SMRs, SHRs) are used to measure dialysis facility performance in the US, with adjustment for demographics and comorbid conditions derived from the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Medical Evidence (ME) Report. Sensitivities are low for ME-based comorbidity, and levels of under-reporting may differ among facilities. We aimed to assess the effect of data inaccuracy on performance comparison. METHODS: Using the United States Renal Data System ESRD database, we included patients who initiated hemodialysis July 1 - December 31 in each of the years 2006 - 2010, had Medicare as primary payer, were aged ≥ 66 years, and had no prior transplant...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627087/-methanol-the-threat-of-intoxication-is-still-there
#17
Daniela Pelclová, Sergey Zakharov
UNLABELLED: Methanol mass poisoning occurs across the world quite frequently, but the complete clinical and laboratory data of the patients are only rarely available. Approximately 138 cases of poisoning were documented in the Czech Republic, 107 patients were hospitalized. Another 31 persons died out of hospital. About 60 % of the hospitalized patients survived intoxication without consequences, one half of the remaining 40 % died and the other half survived with the CNS and/or sight impaired...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374394/-lithium-poisoning-neurological-signs-nephrological-therapy
#18
Giordano Pastori, Manrico Gentile
Lithium is an effective drug in the treatment of bipolar disorder and other psychiatric and neurological diseases. Unfortunately, its therapeutic index is narrow. There are three types of lithium poisoning: acute poisoning (in untreated patients), acute on chronic poisoning, when an overdose is taken accidentally or with suicidal intent, in patients under treatment and chronic poisoning (patient treated with lithium) when drug intake is correct but excessive in relation to its elimination (increased dose or more often reduced clearance) resulting in lithium overload...
May 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27180631/approach-to-the-treatment-of-methanol-intoxication
#19
Jeffrey A Kraut
Methanol intoxication is an uncommon but serious poisoning. Its adverse effects are due primarily to the impact of its major metabolite formic acid and lactic acid resulting from cellular hypoxia. Symptoms including abdominal pain and loss of vision can appear a few hours to a few days after exposure, reflecting the time necessary for accumulation of the toxic byproducts. In addition to a history of exposure, increases in serum osmolal and anion gaps can be clues to its presence. However, increments in both parameters can be absent depending on the nature of the toxic alcohol, time of exposure, and coingestion of ethanol...
July 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27163837/massive-intravenous-manganese-overdose-due-to-compounding-error-minimal-role-for-hemodialysis
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Elizabeth Quaal Hines, Irfana Soomro, Mary Ann Howland, Robert S Hoffman, Silas W Smith
CONTEXT: Manganese-associated parkinsonism is well described in occupational settings, in chronic methcathinone users, and in patients receiving long-term total parenteral nutrition. We present a unique case of acute intravenous manganese poisoning with a systematic evaluation of hemodialysis efficacy. CASE DETAILS: A 52-year-old woman was inadvertently administered a single intravenous dose of 800 mg compounded manganese chloride at an outpatient chelation center...
July 2016: Clinical Toxicology
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