ARTICOLI CORRELATI

Emergency measures during a poisoning.

“Dum spiro spero” may be a simple aphorism, but it sets a high bar for the treatment of the poisoned patient, as any deficit in the patient’s oxygenation can impair

Febrile convulsions

Le Febrile convulsions are seizures in the course of fever in a subject between 6 months old and 5 years old, who has no signs of acute brain affection or

Chlorine-organic insecticides

Chlor-organic insecticides include aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, dicophane and lindane. Because they are substances that resist chemical degradation, they can persist in the environment, and as a result, it is mandatory

Arsina: what to do?

Arsine is a gas that is handled in its pure state in industry or is unexpectedly released from other metals when they come into contact with nascent hydrogen. Arsine has

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

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

What is the intragastric balloon?

The intragastric balloon is inserted through endoscopic intervention into the stomach. It induces a partial filling of the stomach, causing the subject to feel full, which turns him or her

Foreign body (in the respiratory tract)

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

Complications in bipolar disorder

From the clinical point of view, it should be mentioned that sometimes bipolar disorder may be accompanied by some pre-existing conditions that may aggravate an already quite serious condition, with more intense symptoms, for which the applied therapy may yield results of lesser effectiveness. But which ones are the most present?

Types of poisoning: chlorates

terreno

Sodium and potassium chlorates are still used today to clean the soil of all vegetation. These substances in their dry state are strong oxidizing agents and present a high risk of flammability, with the possibility of explosion. For workers, there are no major risks, but if someone ingests the substance it can be highly toxic, as a single dose si 15 g can be lethal for an adult. Immediately after ingestion there is a burning sensation in the mouth and tongue, followed by abdominal pain, vomiting, mental confusion and cyanosis. Subsequently, seizures and kidney damage may appear.

Diagnosis and treatment

The clinical picture is generally diagnostic. Gastric lavage and administration of a saline purgative is required within a few hours after ingestion.

Source: Vadecum of poisoning therapy by Roy Goulding

SPECIALISTI IN EVIDENZA

  • Profile picture of Dr. Vittorio Margutti
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Orthopedists, Basic Doctors

    • Via Marco Simone Poli 1 - Guidonia Montecelio
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott. Giovanni Adamo
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Angiologists, Basic Doctors

    • Provincia di Ragusa - Ragusa
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott. Cristiano Crisafulli
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Diabetologist, Basic Doctors, Internist

    • Via Vittorio Emanuele II 181 - Acireale
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott. Flavio Della Croce
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Psychotherapists, Basic Doctors

    • Via Sacconi 1 - Borgonovo Val Tidone
    phone
  • Profile picture of Dott.ssa Carmela Tizziani
    active 3 years, 9 months ago

    Coroner, Certifying Doctor, Basic Doctors

    • Via Gaetano Bruno 25 - Napoli
    phone

PATOLOGIE CORRELATE

Bronchiectasis

The term “bronchiectasis” refers to a respiratory condition affecting the bronchi that is characterized by the presence of dilatations and degeneration of bronchial tissue, associated with the presence of “mucus

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

According to the official definition, COPD is “a pathological condition of the respiratory system characterized by chronic and partially reversible airflow obstruction to which bronchial (chronic bronchitis), bronchiolar, (small airway

Bronchial asthma

Bronchial asthma is a chronic respiratory disease brought about by persistent inflammation of the airways, particularly the bronchi, which generates hypersensitivity to a variety of stimuli that, when present, result

Influence

Seasonal influenza is an infectious disease of viral origin that is transmitted by the respiratory route through virus-laden vapor particles released into the air by infected individuals through breathing, coughing,

Pleuritis

Pleurisy is a respiratory disease characterized by acute irritation and inflammation of the pleura, the two-layer membrane that surrounds the lungs and separates them from other organs and fluids in

Obstructive sleep apnea

Repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction may occur during sleep, often accompanied by reduced oxygen saturation. Such episodes are accompanied in almost all cases by snoring. Apneas often end with

Respiratory failure

A condition of “respiratory failure” is present when the respiratory system is unable to ensure efficient gas exchanges through the lungs, preventing the maintenance of an adequate balance between oxygen

Rhinitis

Like all medical terms ending in “ite,” rhinitis refers to a situation of inflammation that specifically affects the mucous membranes of the nose (from the Latin, rhino) and can have

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a chronic-onset infectious disease that primarily, but not only, affects the respiratory system. Dreaded until the 1940s in Western countries, tuberculosis was almost forgotten in the following decades,

Pulmonary emphysema

Emphysema is a respiratory condition that is part of the clinical picture characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is characterized by a progressive destruction of the lung septa
CULTURA E SALUTE
 
AGGIORNAMENTI
 
PERCORSI
 

your advertising
exclusively ON
MY SPECIAL DOCTOR

complete the form and you will be contacted by one of our managers