Position Paper: Gastric Lavage

@article{Vale2004PositionPG,
  title={Position Paper: Gastric Lavage},
  author={J. Vale and K. Kulig},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={933 - 943}
}
  • J. Vale, K. Kulig
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
Gastric lavage should not be employed routinely, if ever, in the management of poisoned patients. In experimental studies, the amount of marker removed by gastric lavage was highly variable and diminished with time. The results of clinical outcome studies in overdose patients are weighed heavily on the side of showing a lack of beneficial effect. Serious risks of the procedure include hypoxia, dysrhythmias, laryngospasm, perforation of the GI tract or pharynx, fluid and electrolyte… Expand
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