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A Profile of Methylphenidate Exposures
Introduction: Methylphenidate is prescribed commonly for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. An estimated 2.8% of US youths aged 5 to 18 years use it for the management of thisExpand
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Massive caffeine ingestion resulting in death.
Caffeine has long been recognized as an addictive substance with numerous toxic effects. Death due to caffeine overdose is rare, due in part to its marked gastric irritation resulting in spontaneousExpand
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Home Exposures to Chlorine/Chloramine Gas: Review of 216 Cases
Chlorine and chloramine gas are frequently produced in the home when cleaning products are mixed. These gases are strong irritants with the potential for tissue damage. Numerous literature citationsExpand
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Accidental Injection of Epinephrine From an Autoinjector: Invasive Treatment Not Always Required
Background. Individual case reports of accidental injection with epinephrine appear in the literature and seem to represent the worst case scenarios. We present a case series of 28 exposures toExpand
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Friends and foes in the plant world: A profile of plant ingestions and fatalities
Introduction. Plants are beneficial as foodstuffs and many have medicinal properties. However, some plants also have the potential to produce toxicity. The objective of this study was to characterizeExpand
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Regional Pharmaceutical Preparation for Biological and Chemical Terrorism
Background: The United States National Office of Domestic Preparedness has determined that the threat of a biological or chemical attack is very real. As an active participant of a 13-county regionalExpand
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High pressure injection injuries: a serious occupational hazard.
High pressure injection equipment such as airless paint sprayers, high pressure grease guns, and fuel injection apparatus constitute a serious safety hazard resulting in significant morbidity. TheseExpand
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Toxidromes associated with the most common plant ingestions.
Toxicology and botanical references describe a myriad of symptoms associated with the ingestion of plants. The symptoms are based largely on a limited number of case and anecdotal reports or theExpand
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Backyard mushroom ingestions: no gastrointestinal decontamination--no effect.
Treating the unintentional "backyard" mushroom ingestion continues to be controversial. A review of pediatric "backyard" mushroom ingestions was conducted. A Regional Poison Information Center (RPIC)Expand
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Is mass-mailing an effective form of passive poison center awareness enhancement?
This project determined whether the massive distribution of poison center telephone number (Poison Help 800-222-1222) awareness stickers via a direct mail campaign, as a passive education technique,Expand
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