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The hazards of gastric lavage for intentional self-poisoning in a resource poor location.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: The 10-20% case fatality found with self-poisoning in the developing world differs markedly from the 0.5% found in the West. This may explain in part why the recent movement away from the use of gastric lavage in the West has not been followed in the developing world. After noting probable harm from gastric lavage in Sri Lanka, we performed an observational study to determine how lavage is routinely performed and the frequency of complications. CASE SERIES: Fourteen consecutive ga...

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10.1080/15563650601006009

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Eddleston, M More by this author
Haggalla, S More by this author
Reginald, K More by this author
Sudarshan, K More by this author
Senthilkumaran, M More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
136-143
Publication date:
2007
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EISSN:
1556-9519
ISSN:
1556-3650
URN:
uuid:6e21b3e0-3801-428c-9ba1-3806dbab725a
Source identifiers:
61033
Local pid:
pubs:61033

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