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Chronic low back ache

Rahul Ranjan, Naiyer Asif, Sohail Ahmad, Syed Ifthekar
Epidural injection of steroid is given for back pain resistant to other conservative management. Normal saline (NS) is used as diluent in 80 mg methylprednisolone and a local anesthetic. Due to a similar looking ampoule of NS and potassium chloride (KCl), there is a probability of accidental use of KCl instead of NS. We present a case of a 50-year-old male patient having low back ache refractory to other conservative treatments. Epidural injection of steroid was given, but accidently KCl was mixed with methylprednisolone instead of NS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
P Murali Mohan, H M Huang Saunders, C M Yang, T M Dwyer, J M Farley
1. Male weanling swine were injected daily for up to 14 days with the organophosphate cholinesterase inhibitors, diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP) or sarin. The clinical signs of poisoning disappeared or were attenuated by 7 days after starting the DFP treatment, indicating the development of tolerance to DFP toxicity. 2. A significant decrease in acetylcholinesterase activity (85-98%) occurred over the course of this treatment followed by a decrease in the maximal density (Bmax) of [3H] quinuclidinyl benzilate ([3H]QNB) and [3H] N-methylscopolamine ([3H]-NMS) binding sites in isolated cells...
June 1988: Journal of Autonomic Pharmacology
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