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Document ID (ISN)41167
CIS number 84-174
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bismuth C., Dally S., Pontal P.G., Garnier R., Diamant-Berger O., Elkouly M., Fournier P.E.
Title Prognostic factors and therapeutic results in paraquat poisoning
Original title Facteurs pronostiques et résultats thérapeutiques de l'intoxication par le paraquat [in French]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.44, No.1, p.38-41.
Abstract Analysis of 28 cases of acute paraquat poisoning, of which 17 were fatal. Aspects considered: prognostic factors (anamnesis, analytic and pathologic data); results of different methods of treatment (digestive, renal and extra-renal purgation); preventive measures. Conclusions: Fuller's earth (an antidote) must be immediately available for paraquat users; oxygen therapy during the transport of the poisoning victim should be forbidden; the best prevention is understanding of the product and its risks and of first-aid measures by farmers.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; acute poisoning; agriculture; toxicology; paraquat
Descriptors (secondary) anamnesis; early diagnosis; oxygen therapy; respiratory function tests; first aid
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Heterocyclic compounds
Agriculture