ProgramsView all programs
From the news
- Chancellor Amma Addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions
- Amrita Students Qualify for the European Mars Rover Challenge
Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : J Indian Soc Toxicol .
Source : J Indian Soc Toxicol, Volume 12, Issue 1, p.22 - 28 (2016)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Forensic Medicine
Year : 2016
Abstract : Gastrointestinal decontamination has been a historically accepted modality in the emergency management of oral intoxicants. Theoretically, gastric and whole-bowel emptying procedures hinder absorption, remove toxic substances, prevent clinical deterioration, and hasten recovery. This article presents a current overview of gastrointestinal decontamination. It challenges the accepted precepts of gut decontamination and assesses the utility of syrup of ipecac-induced emesis, orogastric lavage, single-dose-activated charcoal, cathartics, and whole-bowel irrigation.
Cite this Research Publication : Pillay V. V., Anu Sasidharan, and UK, R., “Decontamination Methods in Poisoning Revisited”, J Indian Soc Toxicol, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 22 - 28, 2016.