Treatment of common acute poisoning
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Treatment of common acute poisoning by Henry Johnston Scott Matthew

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Published by Livingstone in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Poisoning -- therapy.

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Statement[by] Henry Matthew and Alexander A. H. Lawson.
ContributionsLawson, Alexander Adamson Hutt
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 151 p.
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21987898M

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Treatment of common acute poisonings. Edinburgh ; New York: Churchill Livingstone ; New York: Distributed by Longman, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Henry Matthew; Alexander A H Lawson.   Organophosphate poisoning can be short- or long-term. It can be caused by large or small doses. The longer the exposure and the larger the dose, the more toxic the effects.   When the illness may be poisoning - or may not be poisoning. Some signs and symptoms of poisoning can imitate signs and symptoms of common illnesses. For example, nausea and vomiting are a sign (vomiting) and symptom (nausea) of poisoning. However, nausea and vomiting can also be found in many illnesses that have nothing to do with poisoning.   Organophosphorus pesticide self-poisoning is a major clinical and public-health problem across much of rural Asia.1–3 Of the estimated deaths from self-harm in the region each year,4 about 60% are due to pesticide poisoning.3 Many studies estimate that organophosphorus pesticides are responsible for around two-thirds of these deaths5—a total Cited by:

  The most common occurrence of cyanide poisoning. Several reports have shown that persons admitted to hospital due to fire accidents may have been exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) as well as cyanide (CN) [].In fact, it has been reported that the most common source of CN poisoning in humans arise from exposure to fires [].In fires CN is developed Cited by: The cause of poisoning by ingestion of fiddlenecks is due to the pyrrolizidine alkaloids they contain. These alkaloids alter DNA strands in target sites of the body, including the liver, kidneys, and lungs, causing abnormally large red blood cells, an arrest of cell division, and other toxic effects on cells. Acute poisoning remains one of the commonest medical emergencies, accounting for 5–10% of hospital medical admissions. Although in the majority of cases the drug ingestion is intentional, the in-hospital mortality remains low . The main manifestations of carbon monoxide poisoning develop in the organ systems most dependent on oxygen use, the central nervous system and the heart. The initial symptoms of acute carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea, malaise, and fatigue. These symptoms are often mistaken for a virus such as influenza or other illnesses such as food Complications: Loss of consciousness, arrhythmias, .

  Treatment of Common Acute Poisonings. It retains both its charms and its disadvantages. The book reflects many of the therapeutic prejudices of the authors, some of which lack documentation in their own or in others' work. Much of its information is relevant only in Great Britain. The discussions of the incidence of poisoning in Scotland. Halogeton poisoning is defined as poisoning to the host by ingestion of the halogeton plant which causes oxalate and calcium imbalances, some of which can be acute and deadly. - Wag! Halogeton Poisoning in Horses - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Management, Cost.   Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Call number ram36 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City EdinburghPages: SOURCES: American Association of Poison Control Centers: "First Aid Tips." American Academy of Pediatrics: "Tips for Poison Prevention and Treatment.".