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By C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

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An easy-to-use consultant to the prognosis, therapy, and managemenet of the whole diversity of scientific stipulations visible in emergency medicine

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This up to date version within the relied on present sequence is effective to someone practising in an emergency division or acute-care surroundings. It emphasizes quick administration of lifestyles threatening difficulties, then covers the review and remedy of particular disorders.

Authoritative, easy-access assurance for Emergency division clinicians who wishes solutions NOW

  • Priority-based and problem-oriented association encompasses all points of emergency drugs, together with universal emergencies, trauma, neonatal and pediatric emergencies
  • Extensive at-a-glance algorithms facilitate speedy administration and diagnosis
  • Comprehensive tables of gear known within the ED
  • NEW chapters on beside ultrasound, procedural sedation, and pandemic flu
  • MORE radiologic photos throughout
  • ALL chapters up to date with the most recent developments

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Ricin may be delivered by parenteral injection, ingestion, or inhalation. Ingestion and inhalation are the likely modes of biologic attack. Clinical Findings A. Symptoms and Signs The signs and symptoms of ricin intoxication depend on the type and amount of exposure. Parenteral exposure causes necrosis of local tissues and regional lymph nodes. As the toxin spreads, visceral organs become involved, manifested as a moderate to severe gastroenteritis. Parenteral exposure is an unlikely means of biologic attack.

After systemic absorption, cell lines undergoing active mitosis are affected the most. Clinical Findings A. Symptoms and Signs The symptoms and signs of mustard toxicity depend on the dose and mechanism of exposure. Unfortunately, initial mustard exposure is not symptomatic, and the patient may be unaware of contamination. Given the initial lack of symptoms, patients may not decontaminate, thus increasing toxicity. Depending on the dose, the latent period after exposure may range from 2 to 48 hours.

Specific Therapy Unfortunately, no specific treatment for equine encephalitis exists. Supportive care is all that can be offered. Headache may be treated with typical analgesics. Seizures are treated with typical anticonvulsant medications. indd 20 C. Prophylaxis An investigational vaccine against VEE virus exists. It does not provide protection against all strains of VEE virus, and some patients will not display an effective antibody response. In 20% of the patients receiving the vaccine, fever, malaise, and myalgias may develop.

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