Pantelis Vlachos

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Bleaches based on solutions of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) are widely used in the household to disinfect and clean hard surfaces and to bleach the laundry. A review of both published and unpublished toxicological data is presented. In addition, the results of a survey of human accidents with hypochlorite bleaches by the Poison Control Centers of France,(More)
A familial occurrence of acute paraquat (PQ) poisoning is reported. The mother administered a PQ solution to their 3 children aged 8 y, 6 y and 15 mo and then ingested an unknown amount of the herbicide herself. In the absence of history or diagnostic signs, the poisoning was initially misdiagnosed as gastroenteritis. Thirty h after the ingestions, serum PQ(More)
Measurements of plasma cortisol values before and at 4 and 6 hours after intramuscular administration of a depot preparation of synthetic b1-24 corticotrophin were carried out in 12 healthy children (group B) before, as well as on the 5th day of continuous ascorbic acid (AA) administration (1 g t.i.d. orally). Comparison of the results in group B with those(More)
An 11-year-old boy injured the inner side of his left knee when accidentally breaking a mercury thermometer. He immediately developed an acute synovitis. Soft tissues and synovium containing metallic mercury droplets were completely removed at operation. The patient recovered within five weeks. Symptoms and signs of acute or chronic mercury poisoning were(More)
Vincristine overdose (7.5 mg/m2) was accidentally administered to 3 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Treatment included double-volume exchange transfusion, phenobarbital administered prophylactically, and folinic acid rescue 18 mg every 3 hours for 16 doses. Vincristine levels were also assayed and showed a dramatic decline in postexchange levels(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to compare the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety and tolerability of the proposed adalimumab biosimilar MSB11022 (Merck) with Humira(®) (AbbVie), sourced from both the US (US reference product [US-RP]) and Europe (European reference medicinal product [EU-RMP]). METHODS In this phase 1 double-blind, parallel group trial(More)