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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349771/antivenom-for-european-vipera-species-envenoming
#1
Thomas Lamb, Luc de Haro, Davide Lonati, Miran Brvar, Michael Eddleston
BACKGROUND: European viper bite is relatively uncommon but can cause serious envenoming, particularly swelling and hemorrhage spreading from limb to trunk that can cause long term disability. Systemic features are relatively mild compared to many other venomous species. Moderate-to-severe envenoming requires antivenom, which is given many hundreds of times each year across the continent. Several Vipera spp antivenoms are produced in Europe, but there is little comparative information available for the antivenoms and none is licensed with the European Medicines Agency...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298783/study-of-effect-of-magnesium-sulphate-in-management-of-acute-organophosphorous-pesticide-poisoning
#2
H N Vijayakumar, Sudheesh Kannan, C Tejasvi, Devika Rani Duggappa, K M Veeranna Gowda, S S Nethra
BACKGROUND: Organophosphorus compound poisoning (OPCP) is a major public health problem in developing countries like India. Atropine and oximes remain the main-stay of management. Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has shown benefit in the management of OPCP. AIMS: This study was designed to assess the effect of MgSO4 on outcome in OPCP patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Double-blind prospective randomized clinical trial in an ICU of tertiary care institution...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293919/-extracorporeal-liver-support-of-liver-failure
#3
Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Hermann Pavenstädt, Hartmut Schmidt
Extracorporeal liver support can be classified into cell-free, artificial methods (artificial liver support, ALS) and cell-based bioartificial methods (bioartificial liver support, BLS). ALS improves biochemical parameters of liver failure by the simultaneous removal of protein-bound and water-soluble substances. Here, the MARS therapy belongs to the most studied methods with a proved beneficial effect on hepatic encephalopathy (HE), hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) or hyperbilirubinemia. However, a general survival advantage of any liver support for liver failure has not been shown yet and is restricted to meta-analyses or patient subgroups...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217829/vitamin-d-and-autism-what-s-new
#4
REVIEW
John Jacob Cannell
An increasing amount of evidence points to the possibility that gestational and early childhood vitamin D deficiency [25(OH)D < 40 ng/ml] cause some cases of autism. Vitamin D is metabolized into a seco-steroid hormone that regulates about 3% of the 26,000 genes in the coding human genome. It is also a neurosteroid that is active in brain development, having effects on cellular proliferation, differentiation, calcium signaling, neurotrophic and neuroprotective actions; it also appears to have an effect on neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity...
February 20, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149316/effect-of-intravenous-midazolam-on-cardiac-parameters-in-acute-tricyclic-antidepressants-poisoning
#5
Nastaran Eizadi-Mood, Elham Aboofazeli, Valiollah Hajhashemi, Farzad Gheshlaghi, Shirinsadat Badri, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
BACKGROUND: Midazolam is commonly and safely used in poisoning management and intensive care for the control of agitated poisoned patients. Despite the introduction of newer and safer antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are still prescribed and used in many countries due to their cost-effectiveness. Severe morbidity and mortality associated with these drugs arises largely from their well-documented cardiovascular toxicity. In this study we aimed to investigate the probable effect of midazolam on some hemodynamic indices in TCAs-poisoned patients...
July 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043418/the-effectiveness-of-patient-tailored-treatment-for-acute-organophosphate-poisoning
#6
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Chih-Chuan Lin, Dong-Zong Hung, Hsien-Yi Chen, Kuang-Hung Hsu
BACKGROUND: To determine a new pralidoxime (PAM) treatment guideline based on the severity of acute organophosphate intoxication patients, APACHE II score, and dynamic changes in serum butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activity. METHODS: This is a randomization trial. All patients received supportive care measurements and atropinization. Each enrolled patient was treated with 2 gm PAM intravenously as the loading dose. The control group was treated according to the WHO's recommended PAM regimen, and the experimental group was treated according to their APACHE II scores and dynamic changes in BuChE activity...
December 2016: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028524/effect-of-phone-call-versus-face-to-face-follow-up-on-recurrent-suicide-attempts-prevention-in-individuals-with-a-history-of-multiple-suicide-attempts
#7
Seyed Ghafur Mousavi, Mohsen Amini, Behzad Mahaki, Reza Bagherian-Sararoudi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of different ways of communications on prevention of suicidal reattempt, we compared the efficacy of phone call versus face-to-face follow-up in patients with previous attempt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized controlled clinical trial, 55 suicide reattempters who were admitted to the poisoning emergency were divided into phone call (29 patients) and face-to-face (26 patients) groups randomly. They were followed at 8 occasions: 2(nd) and 4(th) weeks, and the 2(nd), 3(rd), 4(th), 5(th), 6(th), and 8(th) months...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964728/the-use-of-self-reported-symptoms-as-a-proxy-for-acute-organophosphate-poisoning-after-exposure-to-chlorpyrifos-50-plus-cypermethrin-5-among-nepali-farmers-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
#8
Dea Haagensen Kofod, Erik Jørs, Anshu Varma, Shankuk Bhatta, Jane Frølund Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies stating a high prevalence of occupational acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries have mainly relied on measurements of the rather non-specific self-reported acute pesticide poisoning symptoms. Only a few studies have measured the biomarker plasma cholinesterase (PchE) activity, in addition to the symptoms, when assessing occupational acute pesticide poisoning. This study evaluated self-reported symptoms as a proxy for acute organophosphate poisoning among Nepali farmers by examining self-reported acute organophosphate poisoning symptoms and PchE activity in response to occupational acute organophosphate exposure...
December 13, 2016: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863000/activated-charcoal-haemoperfusion-in-the-treatment-of-experimental-amitriptyline-poisoning-in-pigs-the-effect-on-amitriptyline-plasma-concentration-and-haemodynamic-parameters
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Tejs Jansen, Henrik Petersen, Cecilie M Malskaer, Charlotte Gabel-Jensen, Kim Dalhoff, Thomas Eriksen, Bo Belhage, Lotte C G Hoegberg
Coated activated charcoal haemoperfusion (CAC-HP) is a well-known treatment modality. Case reports have revealed conflicting results about the efficacy of CAC-HP in the treatment of amitriptyline (AT) poisoning, and no randomized clinical trials have been identified in the literature. This study aimed at quantifying the efficacy of modern CAC-HP as an adjunctive treatment of AT intoxication compared with standard care alone. Fourteen female Danish landrace pigs were randomized to either standard care or standard care plus 4 hr of CAC-HP...
November 14, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816567/efficacy-and-safety-of-adjunctive-bitopertin-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-suboptimally-controlled-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-treated-with-antipsychotics-results-from-three-phase-3-randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-placebo-controlled-multicentre-studies
#10
Dragana Bugarski-Kirola, Nakao Iwata, Snjezana Sameljak, Carol Reid, Thomas Blaettler, Laurie Millar, Tiago Reis Marques, George Garibaldi, Shitij Kapur
BACKGROUND: Many patients with schizophrenia require high doses of medication for their ongoing psychotic symptoms. Glutamate theories and findings from studies showing efficacy of sarcosine, an endogenous, non-selective glycine-reuptake inhibitor mediated by GlyT1, offer an alternative approach. We undertook the SearchLyte trial programme to examine the efficacy of bitopertin, a selective GlyT1-mediated glycine-reuptake inhibitor, as an adjunctive treatment to ongoing antipsychotic treatment...
December 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651976/efficacy-of-hi-lo-evac-endotracheal-tube-in-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-mechanically-ventilated-poisoned-patients
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Ahmad Ghoochani Khorasani, Shahin Shadnia, Mohammad Mashayekhian, Mitra Rahimi, Abbas Aghabiklooei
Background. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common health care-associated infection. To prevent this complication, aspiration of subglottic secretions using Hi-Lo Evac endotracheal tube (Evac ETT) is a recommended intervention. However, there are some reports on Evac ETT dysfunction. We aimed to compare the incidence of VAP (per ventilated patients) in severely ill poisoned patients who were intubated using Evac ETT versus conventional endotracheal tubes (C-ETT) in our toxicology ICU. Materials and Methods...
2016: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553827/treatment-in-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-patients-with-headache-a-prospective-multicenter-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
#12
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tarik Ocak, Erdal Tekin, Mustafa Basturk, Arif Duran, Mustafa Serinken, Mucahit Emet
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of specificity of the analgesic agents used to treat headache and underlying acute carbon monoxide poisoning. OBJECTIVE: To compare effectiveness of "oxygen alone" vs "metoclopramide plus oxygen" vs "metamizole plus oxygen" therapy in treating carbon monoxide-induced headache. DESIGN: A prospective, multicenter, double-blind, controlled trial. SETTING: Three emergency departments in Turkey...
November 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27209300/accuracy-of-trans-abdominal-ultrasound-in-a-simulated-massive-acute-overdose
#13
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Scott Sullivan, Cameron Wolterstorff, Jeremy Johnson, Vincent Ball, Carl Skinner, Jason Bothwell
INTRODUCTION: Toxic ingestions are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. In 2013, there were nearly 2 million reported ingestions and nearly 1000 deaths from poisonings. There is no well-validated imaging study for confirming the presence of pills in the stomach of an overdose patient. There are case reports of ultrasound used for confirmation of pills in the stomach, and we are aware of one prospective trial to evaluate sonography for this application. OBJECTIVE: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of transabdominal ultrasound for visualization of ingested pills...
August 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27121115/a-high-selenium-lentil-dietary-intervention-in-bangladesh-to-counteract-arsenic-toxicity-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Regina M Krohn, Rubhana Raqib, Evana Akhtar, Albert Vandenberg, Judit E G Smits
BACKGROUND: Millions of people worldwide are exposed to dangerous levels of arsenic (above the WHO water standard of 10 ppb) in drinking water and food. Lack of nutritious foods exacerbates the adverse health effects of arsenic poisoning. The micronutrient selenium is a known antagonist to arsenic, promoting the excretion of arsenic from the body. Studies are in progress examining the potential of using selenium supplement pills to counteract arsenic toxicity. We are planning a clinical trial to test whether high-selenium lentils, as a whole food solution, can improve the health of arsenic-exposed Bangladeshi villagers...
April 27, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26886655/meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-xingnaojing-injection-on-consciousness-disturbance
#15
REVIEW
Lijun Wu, Hua Zhang, Yanwei Xing, Yonghong Gao, Yanda Li, Xiaomeng Ren, Jie Li, Bo Nie, Lingqun Zhu, Hongcai Shang, Ying Gao
Xingnaojing (XNJ) is commonly extracted from Angongniuhuang, a classic Chinese emergency prescription, and widely used in the treatment of nervous system disorders including consciousness disturbance in China. To evaluate the beneficial and adverse effects of XNJ injection, on consciousness disturbance. Seven major electronic databases were searched to retrieve randomized controlled trials designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of XNJ alone or combined with Western medicine in treating consciousness disturbance caused by conditions such as high fever, poisoning, and stroke...
February 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26853119/systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-therapy-for-local-anesthetic-toxicity
#16
REVIEW
Lotte C G Hoegberg, Theodore C Bania, Valéry Lavergne, Benoit Bailey, Alexis F Turgeon, Simon H L Thomas, Martin Morris, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, Bruno Mégarbane, Sheldon Magder, Sophie Gosselin
BACKGROUND: Following national and regional recommendations, intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) has become established in clinical practice as a treatment for acute local anesthetic (LA) toxicity, although evidence of efficacy is limited to animal studies and human case reports. A collaborative lipid emulsion workgroup was therefore established by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology to review the evidence on the effect of ILE for LA toxicity. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature published through 15 December 2014...
March 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26852931/systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-therapy-for-non-local-anesthetics-toxicity
#17
REVIEW
Michael Levine, Robert S Hoffman, Valéry Lavergne, Christine M Stork, Andis Graudins, Ryan Chuang, Samuel J Stellpflug, Martin Morris, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, Sophie Gosselin
BACKGROUND: The use of intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy for the treatment of lipophilic drug toxicity is increasing. Despite this, the evidence for its effect in non-local anesthetic toxicity remains sparse. Furthermore, many case reports describe ILE use for substances in which no clear efficacy data exists. The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology established a lipid emulsion workgroup. The aim of this group is to review the available evidence regarding the effect of ILE in non-LA drug poisoning and develop consensus-based recommendations on the use of this therapy...
March 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26786042/n-acetylcysteine-in-acute-organophosphorus-pesticide-poisoning-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ahmad A El-Ebiary, Rasha E Elsharkawy, Nema A Soliman, Mohammed A Soliman, Ahmed A Hashem
Organophosphorus poisoning is a major global health problem with hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Research interest in N-acetylcysteine has grown among increasing evidence of the role of oxidative stress in organophosphorus poisoning. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of N-acetylcysteine as an adjuvant treatment in patients with acute organophosphorus poisoning. This was a randomized, controlled, parallel-group trial on 30 patients suffering from acute organophosphorus poisoning, who were admitted to the Poison Control Center of Tanta University Emergency Hospital, Tanta, Egypt, between April and September 2014...
August 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26688129/interventions-for-self-harm-in-children-and-adolescents
#19
REVIEW
Keith Hawton, Katrina G Witt, Tatiana L Taylor Salisbury, Ella Arensman, David Gunnell, Ellen Townsend, Kees van Heeringen, Philip Hazell
BACKGROUND: Self-harm (SH; intentional self-poisoning or self-injury) is common in children and adolescents, often repeated, and strongly associated with suicide. This is an update of a broader Cochrane review on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for deliberate SH first published in 1998 and previously updated in 1999. We have now divided the review into three separate reviews; this review is focused on psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for SH in children and adolescents...
December 21, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26645518/adjuvant-treatment-with-crude-rhubarb-for-patients-with-acute-organophosphorus-pesticide-poisoning-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
REVIEW
Lina Wang, Shuming Pan
BACKGROUND: Crude rhubarb has been used to treat critically ill patients for many years. However, no previous meta-analysis has been investigated the benefits of crude rhubarb in patients with acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning (AOPP). OBJECTIVE: To summarize the beneficial effects of adjuvant treatment with crude rhubarb in patients with AOPP by conducting a meta-analysis. METHODS: A literature search of the databases through Pubmed, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, and Wanfang were performed for studies published up to October 2014...
December 2015: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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