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Decontamination Methods in Poisoning Revisited

Publication Type : Scientific Paper

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.

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