A stepwise approach for the management of poisoning with extracorporeal treatments.

  title={A stepwise approach for the management of poisoning with extracorporeal treatments.},
  author={Marc Ghannoum and Darren M Roberts and Robert S Hoffman and Georges Ouellet and Louise Roy and Brian Scott Decker and Jos{\'e}e Bouchard},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={27 4},
The use of an extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) in a poisoned patient may be life-saving in a limited number of scenarios. The decision-processes surrounding the use of ECTR in poisoning is complex: most nephrologists are not trained to assess a poisoned patient while clinical toxicologists rarely prescribe ECTRs. Deciding on which ECTR is most appropriate for a poison requires a good understanding of the poison's physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties. Further, a detailed understanding… CONTINUE READING
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