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Steele M T - - 1995
Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an illicitly marketed substance promoted by body builders as a growth hormone releaser. Poisoning can produce seizures and coma. Acute poisonings from GHB have primarily been reported on the West coast and the Southeast. We report two cases from Kansas City where the patients presented in, ...
Rogers D R - - 1995
A case of accidental lethal monochloroacetic acid poisoning is presented, along with a brief review of the mechanisms of intoxication. Although lethal skin exposures have been previously reported, this case appears to be the first instance of oral-route poisoning to be documented.
Shem R J - - 1995
A review of several criminal cases where individuals were injured or killed by small-arms fire was conducted to ascertain the source of lead particulates discovered on the clothing of the shooting victims. In each of the reviewed cases, the garments were found to be free of gunpower particles. Additionally, the ...
Osimitz T G - - 1995
Deet is considered to be the best "all around" insect repellent ever developed and is the most widely used insect repellent in the world. Since its first use in a consumer product in 1956, billions of applications have been made to human skin. Information about the safety of deet comes ...
Blanc P D - - 1995
We assessed fatal drug overdose and poisoning case surveillance by a regional poison control center, comparing it with medical examiner determinations of death by poisoning over the same 2-year period and from the same catchment area. We studied 358 fatal cases of poisoning or drug overdose reported by a medical ...
Pérez-Moreno J - - 1995
A review of mycetisms reported in Mexico and a description of two interesting cases are given. Worldwide mycetisms are rarely studied. To identify the causal agents, clinical notes were analysed and field research with some of the persons involved in the poisonings were carried out. Symptoms and field data confirm ...
Hungerford L L - - 1995
The database of the National Animal Poison Control Center (NAPCC) was evaluated as a source for animal poison data indicating human health hazards in indoor and outdoor environments. From 14,150 calls in the 1985 database, 259 cases were identified with histories suggesting human exposure. A subgroup of 25 cases with ...
Nichols M H - - 1995
We present a case of a six-week-old infant who developed life-threatening complications after unintentional sodium bicarbonate intoxication. Baking soda was being used by the mother as a home remedy to "help the baby burp." A review of the literature regarding the use (or misuse) of baking soda follows. Our patient, ...
Lip G Y - - 1995
The effects of poisoning with beta-blockers may be serious, but are usually self-limiting provided adequate support is given. If there is no evidence of toxicity and the degree of overdose is small, clinical observation may be all that is required. This review examines the cases of overdosage with beta-blockers reported ...
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Inadvertent anticholinergic poisoning can result from consumption of foods contaminated with plants that contain belladonna alkaloids. During March 1994, the New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) investigated seven cases of anticholinergic poisoning in members of three families; three of the seven ill persons required emergency treatment for characteristic manifestations. ...
Wolfe T R - - 1995
The case of a 23-year-old man who was acutely intoxicated on dextromethorphan and who was chronically addicted to the drug is described. He consumed the highest daily dose for the longest duration yet reported in the world's English-language medical literature. Toxicity, abuse potential, and therapy of dextromethorphan intoxication are discussed.
Ming L - - 1995
A five-year-old girl developed an acute encephalopathy after eating a piece of moldy sugarcane. Delayed symptomatic dystonia was the main effect; cranial CT scans revealed bilateral lenticular lucencies. This case is typical of moldy sugarcane poisoning cases previously reported only in China. 3-Nitropropionic acid produced by Arthrinium sp is the ...
Lin T J - - 1995
In order to define characteristics that would help differentiate a centipede bite from a viper bite, we designed a prospective study using the data collection system of a Poison Control Center. The clinical goal is to rapidly distinguish envenomations for which antitoxin may be indicated (viper) from those for which ...
Melandri R - - 1995
We report a patient who intentionally ingested a large amount of delayed release fenfluramine and was successfully treated with whole bowel irrigation. To our knowledge this is the first case of this kind to be reported in the literature. This therapeutic method, commonly used for acute poisonings with enteric coated ...
Dasani B M - - 1994
Lead poisoning associated with gunshot is not unknown but, unless suspected, can be easily missed. We describe a patient with lead intoxication following a gunshot injury, who presented with abdominal colic, anorexia, and weight loss as initial manifestations. He had extremely high blood lead levels and the onset of lead ...
But P P - - 1994
Six cases of herbal poisoning involving six patients in Hong Kong, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur are reported. The sources of poisoning were identified as adulterants (Podophyllum emodi) or erroneous substitutes (Datura metel). In cases of suspected herbal poisoning, it is recommended that the prescriptions, herbal residues and herb samples should ...
Lucas G N - - 1994
This is a prospective hospital based study of 526 cases of kerosene oil poisoning seen during a 10 year period. There were 5 cases of deliberate self poisoning and 1 case of attempted homicide. 520 cases were accidental. Pneumonitis occurred in 299 children of whom 253 had vomited after kerosene ...
Fischer T F - - 1994
A case of lindane toxicity in a 24-year-old woman who used lindane shampoo for treatment of an alleged case of lice infestation is described. The patient experienced uncontrolled motor activity that began approximately 2 hours after treatment and resolved approximately 48 hours later. A review of the literature revealed that ...
Sheerin N S - - 1994
We report the case of an Asian woman who was exposed to toxic levels of lead, arsenic and mercury through the use of Indian ethnic remedies, and who suffered symptomatic lead poisoning. We know of no other case of exposure to such a combination of heavy metals from this source. ...
Chan T Y - - 1994
To study the pattern of acute poisoning in the New Territories East of Hong Kong, 291 adult cases admitted to the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1989 were reviewed. The female-to-male ratio was 2.3 to 1 and the majority of patients (83%) were below the age of 40. The main ...
Johansen M - - 1994
Chronic inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes following prolonged exposure to high doses of toxic hexavalent chromium is well known in the occupational medical literature. Perforation of the nasal septum is a cardinal clinical feature. Late development of cancer in the respiratory system is established. A recently diagnosed case ...
Gayer P T - - 1994
Efforts to link the observed signs in a canine poisoning event with 1 or more possible permanent wave solution chemicals ingested are described. A scenario is presented describing the mechanisms by which the most likely of those compounds, ammonium thioglycolate and sodium or potassium bromate, could have acted to cause ...
Jaraczewska W - - 1994
The pattern of poisonings in Poland is presented on the basis of data for 1988-1991 from the regional toxicology centres. Suicidal attempts constituted the most numerous group of poisonings; in recent years, there has been a downward trend to below 50% of all poisoning cases. Drugs, especially sleep-inducing and psychotropic ...
Philip A T - - 1994
In summary, we review the recent and not so recent but lesser known information on lead poisoning. We review the incidence of lead poisoning and find that no one is really safe from its effects. We have also examined the many and varied sources of lead poisoning, and critically review ...
Browning R G - - 1994
The glycol ethers constitute a family of organic solvents commonly found in industrial and household products. Because of their widespread availability and potential for serious toxicity, physicians should be aware of the clinical toxicology of these compounds. Until recently, knowledge of the toxic effects of glycol ethers has been derived ...
Olson K R - - 1994
A retrospective review of cases consulted by the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Control Center during a 2-year period was performed to determine the causes and consequences of seizures associated with poisoning and drug intoxication. Of 233 charts coded as involving seizures, 191 occurred in humans and were available ...
Poskitt L B - - 1994
The case of a 53-year-old man who developed chloracne, palmoplantar keratoderma and scleroderma after many years of exposure to a variety of chloracnegens is reported. Chloracne is a rare but important acneiform eruption associated with exposure to halogenated aromatic compounds used primarily in agriculture. However, to our knowledge, the association ...
Carella G - - 1994
A case is reported of chronic persistent hepatitis in a 46-year-old woman poisoned with diphenyl, an aromatic hydrocarbon contained in the paper used to pack citrus fruit, with which this woman was in contact for 25 years. The etiology of the disease is discussed, along with its probable link to ...
Hansen D G - - 1994
Two patients with dapsone intoxication, an adult and a 16-month-old child, are reported. Both developed symptomatic methemoglobin concentrations, of 35% and 37%, respectively, and improved with intravenous methylene blue. Methemoglobin levels subsequently rose in both cases to 25% at 24 and 37 hours, respectively. The recurrence of elevated methemoglobin levels ...
Cina S J - - 1994
Hydrogen peroxide is a readily available clear, odorless liquid that is commonly used as an irrigant for superficial wounds. It is not widely thought of as a poison; however, it may rarely be the cause of accidental death. A case of fatal oxygen embolism in a child after ingestion of ...
Pande T K - - 1994
The use of turpentine oil for suicidal and homicidal purposes has become quite infrequent with the increased availability of pesticides and toxic substances. Available literature exhibits few case reports of turpentine poisoning. Such a case is reported here which presented as status epilepticus, unresponsive to the usual line of treatment. ...
Tabandeh H - - 1994
Thallium intoxication is characterized by the development of painful peripheral neuropathy, alopecia, mental disorders, and in severe cases, respiratory failure and death. Toxic optic neuropathy is also a feature. Ophthalmologic features of thallium poisoning include optic neuropathy, blepharoptosis, lens opacities, and ophthalmoplegia. A 44-year-old man with criminal sublethal thallium poisoning ...
Koyama K - - 1994
We report a case of a 59-y-old woman who ingested a herbicide containing glufosinate. Though suffering from severe toxicity of this herbicide, she did not develop convulsions, which experimentally occurs in rats treated with glufosinate. The mechanisms of convulsions are not clear. Several clinical findings in poisoning by this herbicide ...
Franco G - - 1994
This report describes a case of lead poisoning occurring in an electrician as the result of an unusual personal habit, namely, the chewing of lead-containing coatings of electric wires. A coating chewing test showed that a few minutes after beginning chewing, saliva lead concentration increased from 10 micrograms/l to several ...
Jacobs M R - - 1994
A 23-month-old boy became confused and was unable to walk thirty minutes after ingesting less than 10 mL of T36-C7, a commercial product containing 100% melaleuca oil. The child was referred to a nearby hospital. His condition improved and he was asymptomatic within 5 hours of ingestion. He was discharged ...
Hornfeldt C S - - 1994
Confusion between acetone fingernail polish removers and artificial fingernail products containing acetonitrile and N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine has resulted in pediatric morbidity and mortality. In the present case, a 20-month-old boy drank less than one ounce of Remove Artificial Nail Remover containing 100% nitroethane. In the emergency department he displayed cyanosis and 39% ...
Reid F M - - 1994
We report a case of intramuscular injection of detomidine and butorphanol in a 36 year-old-man who recovered without sequelae. Detomidine is an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist, similar to clonidine. Detomidine (Domosedan) and butorphanol (Stadol) are commonly used as preanesthetics and to produce chemical restraint, sedation and analgesia in animals, especially ...
Schulze-Rosario C - - 1994
Monitoring data on field-worker exposure studies show that prolonged or continued use of monocrotophos in plant protection may lead to significant dermal exposure with an impact on cholinesterase activity. Although oral uptake (suicide) is more hazardous than dermal exposure (spray work), both exposure routes may be potentially fatal. On the ...
Garnier R - - 1994
Zolpidem is a new short acting hypnotic agent, first launched in France in 1988. Three hundred forty-four cases of intentional acute overdoses are reviewed retrospectively. Patients were predominantly female (70%) in their third or fourth decade. Ingested doses of zolpidem ranged between 10 and 1400 mg (one pack or less ...
Pérez-Moreno J - - 1994
Mushroom poisonings caused by amatoxins are mostly lethal. Information about mycetisms caused by white species of Amanita is scarce. The present paper describes a case of mushroom poisoning caused by A. virosa. A prolongated latency period (6-10 hours), followed by cholera-like, improvement and visceral complication phases confirmed the amatoxin poisoning. ...
Abell T L - - 1994
A case of intercerebral hematoma due to warfarin-induced coagulopathy is presented. The 39-year-old woman had spread a warfarin-type rat poison around her house weekly using her bare hands, with no washing post application. Percutaneous absorption of warfarin causing coagulopathy, reported three times in the past, is a significant risk if ...
Perrone J - - 1994
Guanabenz (Wytensin Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA) is a centrally acting alpha 2 adrenergic agonist. Guanabenz shares structural and pharmacologic properties with the more commonly known sympatholytic agent clonidine. Little is known about guanabenz in overdose. Eleven cases of guanabenz poisoning have been reported in the literature and to the manufacturer ...
Kelafant G A - - 1993
A recent case of chronic arsenic intoxication due to prolonged accidental ingestion of a commercially available crabgrass killer illustrates one of the more common etiologies of present day arsenic poisoning. A review of 20 years of arsenic poisoning at the University of Kentucky (21 cases) revealed no cases attributable to ...
Chan T Y - - 1993
Dettol is involved in 10% of self-poisoning-related hospital admissions in Hong Kong. Although serious poisonings and even deaths after ingesting this common household disinfectant have been reported, the frequency with which these complications may occur is not known. In a retrospective study of 67 cases of Dettol poisoning, we found ...
Uehara S - - 1993
We studied the ability of 2-PAM to reactivate cholinesterase (ChE) inhibited by organophosphorus compounds (OPs) and aging. We estimated the reactivation rate with 2-PAM following inhibition of ChE by fenitrothion, methylparathion or ethylparathion using erythrocytes of rat and rabbit and rat brain. The period of time during which inhibited ChE ...
McDiarmid M A - - 1993
Transport of hazards from the workplace to the home by workers is a previously recognized but poorly addressed public health problem. Particularly disturbing are the childhood intoxications which may result from such paraoccupational exposure. Work clothes and shoes appear to be a common vehicle for hazard transport in recently reported ...
Cabo Valle M - - 1993
Our results were obtained from the emergency service at Elche General Hospital, which covers an adult population of 275,076 inhabitants. We studied intoxicated patients aged 15 years and above, during 1988. Our aim was to investigate the etiological and epidemiological circumstances of intoxications. We obtained a prevalence of voluntary cases ...
Barbato M P - - 1993
Poisoning from the accidental ingestion of mushrooms is an uncommon cause of morbidity within Australia and unlike many other countries no deaths have yet been recorded. This review seeks to draw attention to the various syndromes associated with mushroom poisoning and their management, thereby helping to keep our good record ...
Mitchell G - - 1993
The art of general practice is to identify important causes of common, often undifferentiated symptoms. This article presents two cases of clinical digoxin toxicity in the presence of normal or low serum digoxin levels. Standard teaching says that symptoms are related directly to toxic serum levels, but this appears to ...
Clem J R - - 1993
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET)-induced cardiovascular toxicity in an adult and reviews other cases that have been reported in the published literature. Human and animal data available on DEET pharmacokinetics are reviewed and factors that predispose an individual to DEET toxicity are identified. DATA SOURCES: Case report ...
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