The hazards of gastric lavage for intentional self-poisoning in a resource poor location.

@article{Eddleston2007TheHO,
  title={The hazards of gastric lavage for intentional self-poisoning in a resource poor location.},
  author={Michael Eddleston and Sapumal Haggalla and Kavita Reginald and Khaskil Sudarshan and Manjula Senthilkumaran and Lakshman Karalliedde and Ariaranee Ariaratnam and Mohamed H Rezvi Sheriff and David A. Warrell and Nicholas Alan Buckley},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={136-43}
}
OBJECTIVE The 10-20% case fatality found with self-poisoning in the developing world differs markedly from the 0.5% found in the West. This may explain in part why the recent movement away from the use of gastric lavage in the West has not been followed in the developing world. After noting probable harm from gastric lavage in Sri Lanka, we performed an observational study to determine how lavage is routinely performed and the frequency of complications. CASE SERIES Fourteen consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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