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Main types of poisoning: opiates

Opiates are considered opium, morphine, pethidine, diamorphine, methadone, pentazocine, and dextropropoxyphene. These are able to sedate pain and result in drug dependence. Their production and sale are under strict control

Urgent endoscopy in pediatrics

Digestive endoscopy with fiberoptic instruments is also considered a routine technique in the pediatric age group. The examination often needs to be performed urgently, within 24 to 48 hours of

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Poisoning: general treatment measures

Apparatus urinary There is no good reason to stimulate profuse diuresis or to use diuretics, while treating the poisoned patient. Heavy metals are capable of damaging the kidneys , and

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Types of poisoning: phosphine

Phosphine is highly toxic. Therefore, to safeguard those who are forced to use it, they are preparations were made that generate the gas on the ground. Phosphine, a when inhaled,

Heavy metals: lithium

litio

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 is unclear, but it appears to interact in the cell with sodium and potassium. The most common symptoms are drowsiness, thirst, diarrhea, behavior modification, and convulsions. On objective examination there is increased muscle tone, and protein is visible in the urine.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis of lithium poisoning is made by assaying blood levels, which are normally below 1.30. Treatment includes the use of diazepam if seizures occur. Peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis is safer and more effective.

Source: Roy Goulding’s Vademecum of Poisoning Therapy.

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