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Document ID (ISN)40952
CIS number 83-1997
ISSN - Serial title 0731-3810 - Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Okonek S., Weilemann L.S., Majdandzic J., Setyadharma H., Reinecke H.J., Baldamus C.A., Lohmann J., Bonzel K.E., Thon T.
Title Successful treatment of paraquat poisoning: Activated charcoal per os and continuous hemoperfusion
Bibliographic information 1982-83, Vol.19, No.8, p.807-819. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract In the treatment of paraquat poisoning the first aim is to clear the gastrointestinal tract by inducing emesis and performing gastric/gut lavage; as much activated charcoal as possible should be administered per os as quickly as possible. Haemoperfusion with coated activated charcoal is the best way to eliminate paraquat from blood and tissue. This should be performed about 8 hours per day over a period of 2-3 weeks. These measures provide a means of reducing the lethality of paraquat poisoning.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; emergency treatment; paraquat
Descriptors (secondary) activated carbon; description of technique; medical treatment; pesticides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds