Journal article icon

Journal article

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...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1080/15563650601006009

Authors


Expand authors...
Journal:
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
136-143
Publication date:
2007-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1556-9519
ISSN:
1556-3650
Source identifiers:
61033
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:61033
UUID:
uuid:6e21b3e0-3801-428c-9ba1-3806dbab725a
Local pid:
pubs:61033
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP