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Blood Purification in Toxicology: Nephrology's Ugly Duckling.
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PMID:  21531321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Contrary to popular opinion, application of extracorporeal therapies for poisonings predates their use for ESRD. Despite this observation, the science of blood purification in toxicology remains desperately stagnant today. In fact, much of our current knowledge is derived from George Schreiner's 1958 review. Original publications are almost exclusively composed of case reports and case series, from which good inference is impossible. Until randomized controlled trials become available, the medical community would be well served by a group mandated to systematically review available literature, extract relevant information, provide recommendations based on current evidence, and propose research initiatives. The EXtracorporeal TReatments In Poisoning workgroup, formed by several international experts in different medical fields and represented by over 20 societies, now has this mission.
Authors:
Marc Ghannoum; Thomas D Nolin; Valery Lavergne; Robert S Hoffman;
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in chronic kidney disease     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1548-5609     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101209214     Medline TA:  Adv Chronic Kidney Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  160-166     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Nephrology, Verdun Hospital, University of Montreal, Verdun, Quebec, Canada; Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Center for Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Medical Biology, Sacré-Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; New York City Poison Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.
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