Concise, "at the bedside" guidelines for toxicologic emergencies--derived
from the premier reference in the field
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"This manual is for ready use at a patient's bedside or for an overview of medical toxicology for housestaff, medical/pharmacy/nursing students, and other individuals who do not need the in-depth treatment or references/citations offered by the main text. This is more than a bedside aid -- it contains a wealth of information on the current practice of clinical toxicology. Wonderful!" -- Doody's Review Service
This practical and portable bedside manual is condensed for instant application from the masterwork regarded for a quarter of a century as the "gold standard" reference in the field of emergency toxicology: Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies.
You will find trusted information on the scientific principles that explain how toxins affect vital signs, neurotransmitters, metabolic processes, and organs and systems throughout the body.
Covers the full range of toxins
- Includes pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, and substances of abuse; food and plant toxins; envenomations; household toxins; pesticides and herbicides; rodenticides; metals; poison gases; and environmental toxins
- Systematically reviews toxicokinetics, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic testing, and management for each toxin
- Provides "Antidotes in Brief"--at-a-glance guides to specific antidotes and their primary applications
Authoritative answers--at your fingertips
- How to manage the poisoned or overdosed patient
- What techniques effectively eliminate toxins
- Which imaging modalities yield the best results
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, CACMT; Director, New York City Poison Center; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center at New York University Medical Center; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine & Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology), New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Approach to Medical Toxicology: Tools of the Trade
The Biochemical, Molecular, and Pathophysiologic Basis of Medical Toxicology
The Clinical Basis of Medical Toxicology
- Alcohols, Recreational Drugs, and Drugs of Abuse
- Food and Plant Toxins
- Household Toxins, Pesticides, Herbicides, and Rodenticides
- Heavy Metals
- Poison Gases and Environmental Toxins