Intensive care management of organophosphate insecticide poisoning


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Sungur M., Guven M.

CRITICAL CARE, vol.5, no.4, pp.211-215, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/cc1025
  • Journal Name: CRITICAL CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-215
  • Keywords: anticholinesterase, atropine, organophosphate pesticides, poisoning, pralidoxime, INTOXICATION, PESTICIDES

Abstract

Introduction Organophosphate (OP) insecticides inhibit both acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase activities. The clinical course of OP poisoning may be quite severe and may need intensive care management. We report our experience with the intensive care management of serious OP insecticide poisonings.