Management of Common Poisoning in the ICU
Poisoning is a clinical condition where one or more organ systems are suddenly or graduahy threatened by exposure to a toxic agent. Accidental poisonings are most frequent (herbicides, carbon monoxide, nicotine, alcohol), followed by suicidal poisonings (drugs, less commonly other poisons), while criminal poisonings occur rarely. Acute poisonings are often emergencies demanding an appropriate approach (identification of poison, prevention of further absorption, removal of poison, symptomatic measures as maintenance of vital functions and administration of antidotes).
KeywordsMetabolic Acidosis Acute Poisoning Artificial Ventilation Gastric Lavage Parenchymal Lesion
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