Management of Specific Poisonings

  • Chantal Bismuth


Although they have no place in therapy except as anticonvulsants, barbiturates are still extensively prescribed and constitute the major cause of death in acute ingestant poisoning. Traditionally, the barbiturate drugs are divided into four classes and their main properties and hazards are shown in Table 49.1 [20].


Peritoneal Dialysis Metabolic Acidosis Familial Mediterranean Fever Acute Poisoning Severe Poisoning 
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