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Trends in opioid analgesic abuse and mortality in the United States.
BACKGROUND The use of prescription opioid medications has increased greatly in the United States during the past two decades; in 2010, there were 16,651 opioid-related deaths. In response, hundredsExpand
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Unified treatment algorithm for the management of crotaline snakebite in the United States: results of an evidence-informed consensus workshop
BackgroundEnvenomation by crotaline snakes (rattlesnake, cottonmouth, copperhead) is a complex, potentially lethal condition affecting thousands of people in the United States each year. Treatment ofExpand
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Trends in opioid analgesic abuse and mortality in the United States.
From the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver (R.C.D., S.G.S., B.B.-B., J.L.G.); the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and HealthExpand
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Tampering with Prescription Opioids: Nature and Extent of the Problem, Health Consequences, and Solutions
Background: Transdermal and solid oral prescription opioid (PO) formulations can be abused by ingesting (with or without tampering), snorting, or injection (both requiring tampering). Objective: ToExpand
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2011 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 29th Annual Report
Abstract 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 poisonExpand
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Mobilization of heavy metals by newer, therapeutically useful chelating agents.
Four chelating agents that have been used most commonly for the treatment of humans intoxicated with lead, mercury, arsenic or other heavy metals and metalloids are reviewed as to their advantages,Expand
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Bites of venomous snakes.
At least 2000 persons are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States each year. This article reviews the diagnosis and management of bites from venomous snakes encountered in North America, butExpand
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Factors Related to Seizure in Tramadol Poisoning and Its Blood Concentration
This study examines the relation between seizure and plasma tramadol concentration in patients with tramadol poisoning, as a novel centrally acting analgesic used for the treatment of mild to severeExpand
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Occurrence of monomethylarsonous acid in urine of humans exposed to inorganic arsenic.
Monomethylarsonous acid (MMA(III)) has been detected for the first time in the urine of some humans exposed to inorganic arsenic in their drinking water. Our experiments have dealt with subjects inExpand
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2010 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 28th Annual Report
Abstract 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 dataExpand
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