Adult toxicology in critical care: part I: general approach to the intoxicated patient.

@article{Mokhlesi2003AdultTI,
  title={Adult toxicology in critical care: part I: general approach to the intoxicated patient.},
  author={Babak Mokhlesi and Jerrold B Leiken and Patrick Murray and Thomas C. Corbridge},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={577-92}
}
Intensivists are confronted with poisoned patients on a routine basis, with clinical scenarios ranging from known drug overdose or toxic exposure, illicit drug use, suicide attempt, or accidental exposure. In addition, drug toxicity can also manifest in hospitalized patients from inappropriate dosing and drug interactions. In this review article, we describe the epidemiology of poisoning in the United States, review physical examination findings and laboratory data that may aid the intensivist… CONTINUE READING

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