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A neuropsychological screening battery for emergency assessment of carbon-monoxide-poisoned patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1939714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Carbon Monoxide Neuropsychological Screening Battery (CONSB) was developed to improve the neurological assessment of CO-poisoned patients in an emergency setting. Traditional assessment methods (clinical examination and carboxyhemoglobin [CoHb] levels) readily can identify unconscious, severely involved patients; however, many CO-intoxicated patients with cerebral impairment who also require aggressive hyperbaric oxygen therapy are assessed inadequately by such methods. Administration of the CONSB to 66 CO-poisoned patients and 66 volunteer controls revealed significant differences in performance between the two groups. It was concluded that the CONSB enhanced the accuracy of the evaluation of cerebrally impaired CO-poisoned patients. Failure to assess the cerebral functioning of patients exposed to CO and to identify those who require aggressive oxygen therapy could have neurological sequelae.
Authors:
L D Messier; R A Myers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0021-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-17     Completed Date:  1991-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217132     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore 21201-1595.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy
Emergencies*
Female
Humans
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
Male
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data*
Psychometrics
Referral and Consultation
Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy

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