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Molecular profile of reactive astrocytes—Implications for their role in neurologic disease
Abstract The central nervous system responds to diverse neurologic injuries with a vigorous activation of astrocytes. While this phenomenon is found in many different species, its function is… Expand
Management of acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning
Summary Organophosphorus pesticide self-poisoning is an important clinical problem in rural regions of the developing world, and kills an estimated 200 000 people every year. Unintentional poisoning… Expand
Patterns and problems of deliberate self-poisoning in the developing world.
- M. Eddleston
- QJM : monthly journal of the Association of…
- 1 November 2000
Deliberate self-harm is a major problem in the developing world, responsible for around 600 000 deaths in 1990. The toxicity of available poisons and paucity of medical services ensure that mortality… Expand
The global distribution of fatal pesticide self-poisoning: Systematic review
BackgroundEvidence is accumulating that pesticide self-poisoning is one of the most commonly used methods of suicide worldwide, but the magnitude of the problem and the global distribution of these… Expand
Self poisoning with pesticides
WHO's recent recommendations on reducing deaths from self harm will not help cut the high death rate from self poisoning in the Asia Pacific region Self inflicted violence accounts for around half… Expand
Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic
The impact of pesticide regulations on suicide in Sri Lanka.
- D. Gunnell, R. Fernando, M. Hewagama, W. D. Priyangika, F. Konradsen, M. Eddleston
- International journal of epidemiology
- 1 December 2007
BACKGROUND Between 1950 and 1995 suicide rates in Sri Lanka increased 8-fold to a peak of 47 per 100,000 in 1995. By 2005, rates had halved. We investigated whether Sri Lanka's regulatory controls on… Expand
Suicide by intentional ingestion of pesticides: a continuing tragedy in developing countries.
Deliberate self-poisoning has become an increasingly common response to emotional distress in young adults,1 and it is now one of the most frequent reasons for emergency hospital admission.2 In… Expand
Suicide rates in China
Differences between organophosphorus insecticides in human self-poisoning: a prospective cohort study
BACKGROUND Although more than 100 organophosphorus insecticides exist, organophosphorus poisoning is usually regarded as a single entity, distinguished only by the compound's lethal dose in animals.… Expand