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A muscle tear occurs when the muscle is forced beyond its range of motility. RICE procedures must be used. Cramps are spasms uncontrolled muscles, causing pain and loss of

Metals and metalloids: thallium

Although thallium comes used in industry does not appear to create employment risks. The action of the thallium at the biochemical level is not yet known and all we can

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In pediatric age often respiratory arrest precedes cardiac arrest. The causes can be of different nature: respiratory, cardiological, neurological, from shock, from drugs, metabolic imbalances, or environmental causes. The signs

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Main types of poisoning: alcohol.

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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

Poison elimination

Logic would have it that in the case of coming into contact with poisons, one should remove from the body any toxic substance that has entered it, but clinical observations

Status of epileptic illness

crisi-epilettiche

When we speak of seizure sickness we refer to recurrent compulsive seizures without restoration of consciousness before the onset of a new seizure. In children, it is necessary to ensure adequate breathing, initiate oxygen administration and keep mechanical ventilation equipment ready. Establish, then a venous line and perform a blood draw for subsequent laboratory investigation.

Treatment requires the use of Diazempam intravenously. If the sick state does not recede, the patient will have to be transferred to an Intensive Care Unit to induce a pharmacological coma with barbiturates.

Source: Mediserve‘s Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics.

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