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Main types of poisoning: alcohol.

In the case of ethanol poisoning, the central effect is. strictly dose-dependent, with progression of brain structures more specialized. Methanol, on the other hand, exerts less depression on the system

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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Carbamate insecticides are being used more and more often as commercial pesticides. The pharmacological action is similar to that of the organophosphorus compounds, with the difference that binding to cholinesterases

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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

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Methods of poisoning: barbiturates

Today, compared with years past, barbiturate poisoning has greatly decreased, as they are no longer prescribable as before. Short- and medium-acting barbiturates are more toxic than long-acting ones. The mode

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Suction of a foreign body

corpo-estraneo

This is an event Very common in pediatric age. It is manifested by coughing and reduced vesicular murmur. The medical history is usually indicative, along with the picture that can occur:

  • With little symptomatology In the presence of more or less severe impairment of consciousness
  • Inability to phonation and breathing, hypersalivation and inspiratory stridor if the body foreign is food, which obstructs the airway.

The diagnostic approach is avails from the chest X-ray in lateral projection and inhalation and exhalation. Only in 20% of cases can the foreign body be observed, but The objective of the investigation is to understand what the consequences are functional.

Therapy

The therapy consists of. By:

  • Foreign body removal
  • Administration of antibiotics, in case of obstruction pneumonia
  • Extemporaneous intervention and implementation of the Heimlich maneuver in indispensable cases
  • Should aspiration not be an accident, prevention of a recurrence is important.

Source: Medical Guard Handbook edited by Piercarlo Salari (Mediserve)

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