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Objective . Inhalant misuse is the intentional inhalation of volatile substances in order to obtain euphoric, disinhibiting, and exciting effects. Solvents, glues, adhesives, paints, varnishes, paint removers, dry cleaning agents, spray paints, nail polish removers, typewriter correction fluids,...
Background . On December 26, 2002, 124 dinners took ill while eating lunch at a seafood restaurant in the town of Chiching in Kaohsiung municipality of Taiwan. Sixty‐nine people were sent to the emergency departments of the Municipal Chiching Hospital and Yuan's General Hospital. Methods . We...
Introduction . Centruroides sculpturatus , also known as Centruroides exilicauda or bark scorpion, is the only scorpion native to the United States whose venom produces a potentially life‐threatening illness, particularly in children. Objectives . To describe the distribution of the severity...
Intraarterial injections of crushed oral formulations of drugs may cause acute, severe ischemia, and gangrene. A 24‐yr‐old woman developed severe ischemia of the right hand following arterial self‐injection of a crushed zolpidem tablet. The first four digits of her right hand remained...
Topiramate (Topamax ® ) is an anti‐epileptic medication for which acute toxicity is infrequently reported. A 5‐yr‐old girl, not previously taking topiramate, developed neurological symptoms after acute ingestion of this medication. She was intermittently agitated, complained of “not...
NMR spectroscopic investigation can be applied to a large variety of xenobiotics in acute poisoning cases (therapeutic agents, pesticides, solvents, alcohols). In a salicylate poisoning case, the three major metabolites of acetylsalicylic acid—salicylic, salicyluric, and gentisic acids—have...
Introduction . Massive caffeine overdose is associated with life‐threatening hemodynamic complications that present challenges for clinicians. We describe the highest‐reported serum concentration of caffeine in a patient who survived and discuss the first‐reported use of vasopressin and...
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