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POISONING & DRUG OVERDOSE 7th edition

POISONING & DRUG OVERDOSE 7th edition

Poisoning & Drug Overdose 7th edition provides practical advice for the diagnosis and management of poisoning and drug overdose and concise information about common industrial chemicals.The manual is divided into four sections and an index, each identified by a black tab in the right margin.

Section I leads the reader through initial emergency management, including treatment of coma, hypotension, and other common complications; physical and laboratory diagnosis; and methods of decontamination and enhanced elimination of poisons.

Section II provides detailed information for approximately 150 common drugs and poisons.

Section III describes the use and side effects of approximately 60 antidotes and therapeutic drugs.

Section IV describes the medical management of chemical spills and occupational chemical exposures and includes a table of over 500 chemicals. The Index is comprehensive and extensively cross-referenced. The Poisoning & Drug Overdose 7th edition is designed to allow the reader to move quickly from section to section, obtaining the needed information from each.

For example, in managing a patient with isoniazid intoxication, the reader will find specific information about isoniazid toxicity in Section II, practical advice for gut decontamination and management of complications
such as seizures in Section I, and detailed information about dosing and side effects for the antidote pyridoxine in Section III.

Poisoning & Drug Overdose 7th edition
Poisoning & Drug Overdose 7th edition

Poisoning & Drug Overdose 7th edition content

Section I. Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment…………………………………….. 1
This section provides a step-wise approach to the evaluation and treatment of coma, seizures, shock, and other common complications of poisoning and to the proper use of gastric decontamination and dialysis procedures.

Section II. Specific Poisons and Drugs: Diagnosis and Treatment……………….. 73
Organized alphabetically, this section lists specific drugs and poisons, as well as the pathophysiology, toxic dose and level, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and specific treatment associated with each substance.

Section III. Therapeutic Drugs and Antidotes…………………………………………….. 498
This section provides descriptions of therapeutic drugs and antidotes discussed in Sections I and II, including their pharmacology, indications, adverse effects, drug interactions, recommended dosage, and formulations.

Section IV. Environmental and Occupational Toxicology……………………………. 636
This section describes the approach to hazardous materials incidents; the evaluation of occupational exposures; and the toxic effects, physical properties, and workplace exposure limits for over 500 common industrial chemicals.

Index……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 783
The index includes generic drug and chemical names.

 

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