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Background . To describe a profound cardiac dysfunction and a status epilepticus after a massive bupropion overdose. Case report . A 35-year-old man was admitted in coma following the deliberate ingestion of 12 g of bupropion. The course was marked by the rapid onset of severe and prolonged...
Objective. Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) is a CDC category B bioterror agent that may cause significant morbidity. We assessed the in vitro binding of SEB by activated charcoal (AC). Methods . Aqueous solutions of SEB at three concentrations (0.4, 2 and 10 mcg/mL) were combined in volume...
A review of US poison center data for 2004 showed over 8,000 ingestions of methylphenidate. A guideline that determines the conditions for emergency department referral and prehospital care could potentially optimize patient outcome, avoid unnecessary emergency department visits, reduce health...
Background. Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic associated with QTc prolongation during therapeutic use. We characterized the clinical manifestations associated with ziprasidone overdoses, in particular the incidence and severity of QTc prolongation. Methods . Four regional poison centers...
Introduction . Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is used in the management of depression and obsessive compulsive disorders. We report a patient with status epilepticus requiring quadruple anti-convulsant treatment following a fluvoxamine overdose. Case Report ....
Introduction . The distinctive yellow Lance Armstrong ‘Live Strong’ silicon wristbands, which support cancer research, have reached iconic status and spawned substantial interest from other organizations seeking to capitalize on the same awareness opportunity. To promote the national...
Introduction . Little is known about the toxicity of sildenafil overdose in the pediatric population. We present a case of prolonged priapism and tachycardia due to unintentional sildenafil overdose in a child. Case report . A 19-month-old male ingested up to six 50 mg Viagra tablets 45 minutes...
Thrombocytosis is defined as an elevetion of the platelet count to more than 500,000/mm 3 (1,2). Primary thrombocytosis rarely occurs in the pediatric age group and is usually caused by a clonal bone marrow disorder (3). The more common phenomenon is secondary thrombocytosis which is a reactive...
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