Is neostigmine effective in severe pufferfish-associated tetrodotoxin poisoning?

  title={Is neostigmine effective in severe pufferfish-associated tetrodotoxin poisoning?},
  author={Su-Hsun Liu and Chiung-Yao Tseng and Chih-Chuan Lin},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={13 - 21}
Abstract Context. Pufferfish-associated tetrodotoxin poisoning occurs occasionally in coastal regions of Asian countries and sporadically elsewhere. While anecdotal reports have suggested neostigmine use, evidence for its clinical effectiveness remains unclear. Objective. We sought to determine whether neostigmine was likely to be effective in tetrodotoxin-poisoned patients with acute respiratory failure caused by pufferfish consumption. Methods. We searched in PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Google… 

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