Effects of toxic gases: methamphetamine inhalation.


Inhalation injury consists of a multitude of insults, the first of which is the toxic gases inhaled during the combustion of organic and inorganic substances. Significant morbidity and mortality in patients with burn injury occur due to the varying effects of these gases. This section of the compendium initially addresses two classically described inhaled gases: carbon monoxide and cyanide, followed by a discussion of a gas associated with illicit drug use: metamphetamine. Understanding the varying effects of the toxic gases at the scene of injury may facilitate the development of specific treatment regimens for inhalation injury. (J Burn Care Res 2009;30:146-155)

DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181923ba1

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@article{Wells2009EffectsOT, title={Effects of toxic gases: methamphetamine inhalation.}, author={Sandra M. Wells and Curtis W. Noonan and Kathryn M Wells and Andrij Holian and Lucy Ann Wibbenmeyer}, journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association}, year={2009}, volume={30 1}, pages={152-4} }