By Bev-Lorraine True
Now in its 13th variation, Dreisbach's guide of Poisoning is lengthy demonstrated because the definitive guide of poisoning for all physicians, nurses, obstacle and hotline employees, paramedics, and scholars. quick reaction is necessary throughout the preliminary administration of poison instances. This ready-reference advisor offers antidotes, antivenins, and extra for an enormous variety of components. It covers clinical toxicology - together with prevention and administration of exposures, poisonings, adversarial results, abuse and withdrawal from prescribed drugs - and loved ones, environmental, and usual dangers.
The ebook starts off through delivering basic information regarding the prevention, analysis, and remedy of poisoning. Then it considers the $64000 medicolegal elements of poisoning. the rest of the booklet specializes in particular poisons, prepared into agricultural, commercial, loved ones, medicinal, and typical risks. Chemically- and pharmacologically-related brokers were grouped jointly at any place attainable. For optimum care of severe or strange poisonings, the ebook additionally includes directions for consultations with scientific toxicologists and nearby poison info facilities. A concise precis of the analysis and therapy of poisoning, Dreisbach's instruction manual of Poisoning presents a rare quantity of useful info in a compact layout.
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Respiratory difficulty, including dyspnea on exertion, chest pain, and decreased vital capacity – Phosphate ester insecticides, salicylates, botulism, nickel carbonyl, black widow spider, scorpion, snakebite, shellfish, fish, tetanus, physostigmine, silicosis, other pneumoconioses, cyanide, carbon monoxide, atropine, strychnine, beryllium, dusts, chloramine-T, alcohol, Goldenseal. Slow respiration – Cyanide, carbon monoxide, barbiturates, opiates, botulism, aconite, magnesium, antihistamines, thallium, fluorides.
Medical Economics, Inc. ) Poisindex (computerized poison information system), Micromedex Medical Economics, Inc. (Updated quarterly) 38 DREISBACH’S HANDBOOK OF POISONING DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASE THAT MAY BE THE RESULT OF POISONING In any disease state of unknown origin, poisoning must be considered as part of the differential diagnosis. For example, the high number of cases of lead poisoning that have been discovered in a few medical centers indicates that many cases may go unrecognized.
Tremors, muscle stiffness – Phenothiazines. Endocrine system Breast enlargement and/or tenderness – Estrogens, gingseng. Decreased libido – Lead, mercury, other heavy metals, sympathetic blocking agents. Laboratory examination of blood Anemia – Lead, naphthalene, chlorates, favism, solanine and other plant poisons, snakebite. Anti-platelet/anticoagulant – warfarin, arnica, feverfew, garlic, ginseng, ginger, ginkgo, red clover, gamma linoleic acid. Cherry-red color – Carbon monoxide, cyanide. Chocolate color (methemoglobin) – Nitrates, nitrites, aniline, dyes, and chlorates.
Dreisbach's Handbook of Poisoning: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment by Bev-Lorraine True