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Basis of Kinetics in Clinical Toxicology

  • A. Jaeger
  • C. Berton
  • J. Kempf
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 1994 book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1994)

Abstract

In acute poisonings, the toxicological analysis has an interest for the diagnosis, the prognosis and the treatment. An ideal interpretation should answer several questions:
  • are the symptomatology and the prognosis correlated with kinetic data and especially with serum or blood concentrations and plasma half-life?

  • is the kinetic profile in the patient similar or different from the known spontaneous kinetic, and which factors are reponsible for the variations?

  • which patients will benefit from treatments such as decontamination techniques, oral activated charcoal, enhanced drug elimination, and antidotes? and

  • which kinetic parameters will be useful to identify these patients?

Keywords

Activate Charcoal Acute Poisoning Gastric Lavage Clinical Toxicology Lithium Poisoning 
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  • A. Jaeger
  • C. Berton
  • J. Kempf

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