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Background . Atomoxetine hydrochloride, a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor was FDA approved for patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Little is known about adverse drug reactions of atomoxetine following an overdose among children. The objective of our study was to...
Introduction . The clinical effects of self injections of atropine–trimedoxime auto-injectors distributed to the civilian population as a field antidote for nerve agent attack were assessed. Methods . Data on self injections by adults (≥18 years) were collected from the Israel Poison...
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as Ecstasy, is a hallucinogenic compound structurally related to amphetamine. Ecstasy's severe neurological toxicity includes seizures, subarachnoidal hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, intracranial bleeding and cerebral venous thrombosis. We...
This article presents two years of billing and collection data for a bedside toxicology consultation service. The collections rate was 34% or $26.19 per hour of consultative time. There was an inverse correlation between collection rates and patient acuity.
Background . Animal studies suggest that tricyclic antidepressant antibody fragments (TCA Fab) may be a useful therapy for tricyclic antidepressant poisoning. The objective of this study is to determine if TCA Fab increases total serum TCA levels without raising free serum TCA levels in human...
Ethylene glycol (EG) poisoning can lead to serious morbidity or death, which occurs following conversion of ethylene glycol to toxic metabolites. These metabolites affect multiple organ/systems leading to metabolic acidosis, cardiopulmonary depression, acute renal failure and central nervous...
Background . The Naja sumatrana cobra can spit venom in defense and may result in permanent blindness. The study sought to determine the efficacy of topical heparin, Haffkine antivenom, tetracycline and dexamethasone. Materials and Methods . Male New Zealand White Rabbits were used. Pooled venom...
Aim . To map and compare organization and activities of eight poisons information centers in Europe in order to learn and discuss future development. Material and Methods . In 2004, the following eight centers in six countries were visited and studied: Brussels, Lille, Munich, Cardiff, London,...
Background . Olanzapine is commonly prescribed to patients with schizophrenia. One retrospective study demonstrates the efficacy of physostigmine in reversing mental status changes induced by olanzapine. We report two patients with delirium due to confirmed olanzapine overdose treated with...
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