Acid-base interpretation can be the predictor of outcome among patients with acute organophosphate poisoning before hospitalization.

@article{Liu2008AcidbaseIC,
  title={Acid-base interpretation can be the predictor of outcome among patients with acute organophosphate poisoning before hospitalization.},
  author={Jiung-Hsiun Liu and Che-Yi Chou and Yao-lung Liu and P Liao and Po-Wen Lin and Hsin-Hung Lin and Ya-Fei Yang},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={24-30}
}
OBJECTIVES Acute organophosphate (OP) poisoning causing alteration in acid-base equilibrium was reported before. Hence, different acid-base statuses may present in patients with acute poisoning due to OP exposure. This study aims to determine the impact of acid-base interpretation in patients with acute OP poisoning before hospitalization in medical care units and to describe the pattern of mortality with different acid-base statuses. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Over a 9-year retrospective study… CONTINUE READING