Louis Ling

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Limited toxicity information is available in the medical literature on the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac, Dista Products Co, Indianapolis, IN). The goal of this prospective multicenter study was to develop a toxicity profile of initial signs and symptoms observed in an acute fluoxetine overdose. A prospective study was made of patients reported to one(More)
Regional poison centers have experienced continued growth for drug exposure related information. At our regional poison center, because of increased requests for information which is non-drug or non-exposure related, we chose to select a sampling of telephone inquiries to document such topics. We wished to document the demographics of the caller, the major(More)
BACKGROUND Representatives of emergency medicine (EM) were asked to develop a consensus report that provided a review of the past and potential future effects of duty hour requirements for EM residency training. In addition to the restrictions made in 2003 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the potential effects of the 2008(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Many patients who overdose on sedatives experience a declining mental status and eventually require endotracheal intubation. The goal of this study was to determine if serial bedside Bispectral index (BIS) scores monitoring can be used to detect the eventual need for intubation in overdosed patients who are undergoing observation in the ED.(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to assess the prevalence and patterns of modafinil and zolpidem use among emergency medicine (EM) residents and describe side effects resulting from use. METHODS A voluntary, anonymous survey was distributed in February 2006 to EM residents nationally in the context of the national American Board of Emergency Medicine(More)
Even though ingestion of chewable iron preparations is much more common, treatment recommendations for iron overdose are usually based on experience with nonchewable preparations. To determine the optimal time to measure serum iron concentrations, five volunteers were given chewable iron in 5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg doses and their serum iron concentrations(More)
We present a case of diltiazem overdose in which the patient ingested 4.2 grams in an apparent suicide attempt. He arrived in the emergency department two hours postingestion with a blood pressure of 60/40 torr and a heart rate of 62 beats/min in a junctional rhythm. Intervention included activated charcoal, gastric lavage, intravenous fluids, calcium (both(More)
  • L J Ling
  • Annals of emergency medicine
  • 1998
The five articles presented in this section were written by representatives of the emergency medicine research community during the "Future of Emergency Medicine Research Conference," March 6 and 7, 1997, in Washington DC. Each presentation was balanced with commentary by two conference participants from outside emergency medicine. The discussion of each(More)
An 8-month-old female infant was brought in after ingesting cigarette butts. Upon presentation to the ED approximately 2.5 hr post-ingestion, the child was very lethargic and respirations were depressed. She was intubated and a NG tube was placed. Gastric lavage was performed, after which activated charcoal and sorbitol were given. Atropine was administered(More)