Alvin Bronstein

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BACKGROUND The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; http://www.aapcc.org ) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS). Today, 60 of the nation's 61 US poison centers upload case data automatically. Most upload every 1- 60 minutes (median 11 minutes) to NPDS creating a real-time national exposure database and surveillance system. (More)
BACKGROUND This is the 29th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). As of 1 July 2011, 57 of the nation's poison centers (PCs) uploaded case data automatically to NPDS. The upload interval was 8.43 [6.29, 13.7] (median [25%, 75%]) minutes, creating a near real-time national exposure(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol homologs have been increasingly abused since their introduction in 2004. Such products were used as a "legal high" for those wishing to experience cannabinoid effects while evading basic drugs-of-abuse testing. We describe a series of exposures to products marketed as synthetic cannabinoids to better characterize the(More)
BACKGROUND This is the 27th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). As of 1 July 2009, 60 of the nation's 60 US poison centers (PCs) uploaded case data automatically. The upload time was 19.9 [9.7, 58.7] (median [25%, 75%]) minutes, creating a near real-time national exposure and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of a 48-hour IV N-acetylcysteine (IV NAC) treatment protocol for acute acetaminophen overdose. DESIGN Nonrandomized trial open to all eligible patients. SETTING Multicenter; hospitals included moderate- and high-volume private, university, and municipal hospitals in urban and suburban settings. TYPE(More)
BACKGROUND The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; <a href="http://www.aapcc.org" target="BLANK">http://www.aapcc.org</a>) maintains the national database of information logged by the country's 61 Poison Control Centers (PCCs). Case records in this database are from self-reported calls: they reflect only information provided when the(More)
n engl j med 370;4 nejm.org january 23, 2014 389 that he cites refers solely to prehospital assessment.3 Graham correctly points out that palpation of the pelvis must be gentle. Any damage that can be caused by gentle palpation of the pelvis is relatively small as compared with the original high-energy insult. For these reasons, gentle palpation of the(More)
BACKGROUND This report is the 25th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; http://www.aapcc.org) National Poison Data System (NPDS). During 2007, 60 of the nation's 61 U.S. Poison Centers upload case data automatically. The median upload time is 14 [5.3, 55] (median [25%, 75%]) min creating a real-time national exposure(More)
BACKGROUND This is the 28th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). All US poison centers upload case data automatically with a median time interval of 19.0 [11.9, 40.6] (median [25%, 75%]) minutes, creating a near real-time national exposure and information database and surveillance(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We compare state trends in unintentional pediatric marijuana exposures, as measured by call volume to US poison centers, by state marijuana legislation status. METHODS A retrospective review of the American Association of Poison Control Centers National Poison Data System was performed from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2011. States(More)