A comment on ‘Predicting outcome in acute organophosphorus poisoning with a poison severity score or the Glasgow coma scale’

Jayawardane, P., and Andrew Dawson. “A comment on ‘Predicting outcome in acute organophosphorus poisoning with a poison severity score or the Glasgow coma scale’.” QJM 101, no. 6 (2008): 507-508. click here to read

The pathophysiology of organophosphorus pesticide self-poisoning is not so simple

Eddleston, Michael. “The pathophysiology of organophosphorus pesticide self-poisoning is not so simple.” Neth J Med 66, no. 4 (2008): 146-8. click here to read

Plasma alkalinisation for acute organophosphorus poisoning – is it a reality in the developing world?

Roberts, Darren M., Andrew H. Dawson, Ariyasena Hittarage, K. Jeganathan, MH Rezvi Sheriff, and Nick A. Buckley. “Letter to the Editor:“Plasma alkalinization for acute organophosphorus poisoning-is it a reality in the developing world?”.” Clinical Toxicology 45, no. 1 (2007): 90-91. no text here

Extracorporeal blood purification for acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning

Roberts, Darren M., Ai Peng, Kaiyuan Zhu, and Nick A. Buckley. “Extracorporeal blood purification for acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning.” Journal of intensive care medicine 22, no. 2 (2007): 124-126. no text here

Randomized control trial of immunosuppression in paraquat poisoning.

Gunawardena, Gihan, Darren M. Roberts, and Nick A. Buckley. “Randomized control trial of immunosuppression in paraquat poisoning.” Critical care medicine 35, no. 1 (2007): 330-331. Summary  Pump-less extra corporeal lung assist in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome   It was with interest that we read a recently published work by Bein et al. in Critical … Continue Reading »

Commentary: Time for a re-assessment of the incidence of intentional and unintentional injury in India and South East Asia

Eddleston, Michael, and Flemming Konradsen. “Commentary: Time for a re-assessment of the incidence of intentional and unintentional injury in India and South East Asia.” International journal of epidemiology 36, no. 1 (2007): 208-211. summary: In this issue of International Journal of Epidemiology, Gajalakshmi and Peto publish their results from a community study of deaths from … Continue Reading »

Pralidoxime for organophosphate poisoning

Eyer, Peter, and Nicholas Buckley. “Pralidoxime for organophosphate poisoning.” The Lancet 368, no. 9553 (2006): 2110-2111. summary:  From their randomised trial, Kirti Pawar and colleagues report in today’s Lancet on two pralidoxime-dosing schemes in 200 patients who had moderately severe self-poisoning with organophosphorus insecticide.1 After a 2-g loading dose over 30 min, half received a … Continue Reading »

Why suicide rates are high in China

Eddleston, Michael, and David Gunnell. “Why suicide rates are high in China.”Science (New York, NY) 311, no. 5768 (2006): 1711. Sir, We read with interest Miller’s article describing a discrepancy between Chinese rates of suicide and depression (27th January 2006). However, we feel that Miller, by concentrating on fatal self-harm rather thanall acts of self-harm, … Continue Reading »

Deaths from pesticide poisoning: a global response

Bertolote, José Manoe, Alexandra Fleischmann, Michael Eddleston, and D. Gunnell. “Deaths from pesticide poisoning: a global response.” The British Journal of Psychiatry 189, no. 3 (2006): 201-203. abstract: Self-poisoning with pesticides accounts for about a third of all suicides worldwide. To tackle this problem, the World Health Organization announced a global public health initiative in … Continue Reading »

Case report does not report sufficient data to support a diagnosis of fatal organophosphorus poisoning

Eddleston, Michael, Tissa Wijeratne, Lakshman Karalliedde, Mike Hurrell, and Andrew H. Dawson. “Case report does not report sufficient data to support a diagnosis of fatal organophosphorus poisoning.” Clinical Toxicology 43, no. 7 (2005): 887-888. click here to access