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Fatal occupational injuries in Taiwan -- Relationship between fatality rate and age
Accident reports from the 1230 work-related single fatalities in the years 1989, 1990, and 1992 were collected and analyzed to reveal the significant factors contributing to such fatalities. TheExpand
Acute human Glufosinate-containing herbicide poisoning
Abstract Background. Glufosinate-containing herbicides are commonly used worldwide. Data on acute human glufosinate poisoning however remain scarce. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the medicalExpand
Russell's viper snakebite in Taiwan: differences from other Asian countries.
Formosan Russell's viper (Daboia russelli siamensis) is the sixth most frequent cause of snakebite in Taiwan. Its venom has been thought to have both neurotoxic and hematoxic properties. This viper'sExpand
Neonicotinoid insecticides: an emerging cause of acute pesticide poisoning
Introduction. Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides. They exhibit agonistic effects at postsynaptic nicotinic receptors in insects and are believed to have low toxicity in humans.Expand
The epidemiology of glyphosate-surfactant herbicide poisoning in Taiwan, 1986–2007: a poison center study
Background. Glyphosate-surfactant herbicide (GlySH) is widely used in agriculture and has been associated with numerous toxicities following oral ingestion. However, there are many controversies withExpand
Essential trace element status and clinical outcomes in long-term dialysis patients: a two-year prospective observational cohort study.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Essential trace elements are involved in many biological processes for normal cell function including immunological defense against oxidation and infection. Deficiency of theseExpand
Survival after hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia and cardiac arrest following mild hydrofluoric acid burn
Background. Although hydrofluoric (HF) acid burns may cause extensive tissue damage, severe systemic toxicity is not common after mild dermal exposure. Case. A 36-year-old worker suffered aExpand
Hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, acute kidney injury, and fatal dysrhythmias after consumption of palytoxin-contaminated goldspot herring.
Severe electrolyte disturbances caused by fish poisoning are rarely reported in the literature. We present an unusual outbreak of palytoxin poisoning associated with the consumption of GoldspotExpand
Increased risk of chronic kidney disease among users of non-prescribed Chinese herbal medicine in Taiwan.
BACKGROUND Taiwan has the highest incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been linked to CKD/ESRD in Taiwan. TheExpand
Multiple thrombotic occlusions of vessels after Russell's viper envenoming.
Systemic bleeding due to consumption coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia due to activation of procoagulants is the leading manifestation and cause of death in Russell's viper systemic envenoming.Expand