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Forced diuresis during poisoning

Once a toxic agent has distributed into the tissues and organs of the patient, the harmful action will continue to persist until an antidote to it Will neutralize. Obviously,

Heavy metals and metalloids: iron

Metallic iron does not give toxicity problems, although there are people with congenital defects in matabolism, for whom it behaves like a poison. Iron salts are pharmaceuticals for the treatment

Types of poisoning: fluoroacetates

Fluoroacetates are powerful poisons and their use is limited to special conditions, such as aboard ships or in sewers. Fluroacetates block the tricarboxylic acid cycle of carbohydrate metabolism. Their toxic

Exposure to chemicals

A corrosive substance can damage tissue within minutes, so it is very important to remove it quickly. What to do? First, immediately call for an ambulance. If the chemical remains

Thyrotoxicosis

It is an acute metabolic decompensation, caused by hyperincretion of circulating thyroid hormones. Symptoms include: hyperthermia, atrial fibrillation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, psychomotor agitation, delirium, coma. In case of hyperthermia, it

Drowning: what is the treatment to take?

When we talk about drowning we are talking about a diagnosis of death, so it would be more correct to talk about “semi-drowning,” by which we denote the condition of

How to manage the consequences of amputation

For amputation is defined as the complete removal of a body part. Surgical techniques can often reattach amputated parts so that normal or near-normal function is restored. What to do?

Can bipolar disorder be prevented?

Prevention with this disorder is not comparable to what is required for other clinical conditions, as it is a disorder of the mind that affects the mood sphere, but intervening in a timely manner at the first signs of mental illness is a definite advantage with respect to the future condition of the sick person, thus preventing the worsening of the illness.

Magnetic resonance imaging

MRI is a radiological method that is based on the physics of magnetic fields and allows us to visualize the inside of our bodies without performing surgery or administering ionizing

Heavy metals: lithium

Lithium is a metal that is quite widely used in industry. Lithium carbonate is prescribed for the treatment of manic-depressive psychosis. The action that lithium plays at the molecular level

Foreign body (in the respiratory tract)

corpo-estraneo

Children between 6 months and 3 years of age often get find themselves struggling with a foreign body in the respiratory tract. Symptoms are spasmodic coughing and sudden stridor in both inspiratory and expiratory.

A chest X-ray in inhalation and maximum exhalation and a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy should be performed. It is important to remove the foreign body.

Source: Mediserve‘s Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics.

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