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Special considerations in gastrointestinal decontamination.

@article{Perrone1994SpecialCI,
  title={Special considerations in gastrointestinal decontamination.},
  author={Jeanmarie Perrone and Robert S. Hoffman and Lewis R. Goldfrank},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  year={1994},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          285-99
        }
}
  • Jeanmarie Perrone, Robert S. Hoffman, Lewis R. Goldfrank
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Emergency medicine clinics of North America
  • Many considerations factor into selecting the most appropriate method of gastrointestinal decontamination used in the poisoned patient. A thorough knowledge of the indications and efficacy as well as contraindications and complications of each modality is critical to the clinician's assessment. This article examines the current utility of syrup of ipecac-induced emesis, orogastric lavage, activated charcoal, cathartics, and whole bowel irrigation. In addition, the role of multiple dose… CONTINUE READING

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