Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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David G. Penney
CRC Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Medical - 808 pages
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While an ever-present and familiar toxin, carbon monoxide (CO) remains the number one poison in our environment. This silent killer is responsible for over 2,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. The public and healthcare communities need quality information about the many risks presented by carbon monoxide exposure. Edited by a leading expert in the field, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning delineates the successful means to prevent, identify, and manage the effects of CO poisoning.

This volume explores new information on CO toxicity, including rehabilitation, the dissemination of information to the public, litigation involving CO poisoning, economic loss assessment, and firefighting. A series of chapters detail the risk of CO poisoning from kitchen ranges, recreational vehicles, and power boats. Expert contributors survey diagnostic procedures and devices, incorporating advances in brain SPECT imaging and non-invasive pulse-oximetry. The book includes chapters that specifically address the pros and cons of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and thoroughly review the physiological effects of acute and long term exposure to CO, as well as the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae.

Whether you are a healthcare professional who treats CO poisoning, a lawyer involved in litigation for loss of life or property due to CO poisoning, or an engineer developing a well-insulated structure with sufficient ventilation; you will face the challenges raised by CO toxicology. Offering the only comprehensive reference on the subject, this multi-faceted guide takes an innovative look at how we can identify, treat, and prevent harmful exposure to carbon monoxide.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to and Overview of the Field
1
Chapter 2 Exposure to Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide
5
Chapter 3 Carbon Monoxide BuildUp in Houses and Small Volume Enclosures
43
Chapter 4 Formation and Movement of Carbon Monoxide into Mobile Homes Recreational Vehicles and Other Enclosures
57
Chapter 5 Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Gas Ranges and the Development of a Field Protocol for Measuring CO Emissions
99
Chapter 6 Investigating Carbon MonoxideRelated Accidents Involving GasBurning Appliances
129
Chapter 7 Carbon Monoxide Dangers in the Marine Environment
157
Chapter 8 Application of Warnings and Labels for Carbon Monoxide Protection
197
Chapter 20 Neuroimaging after Carbon Monoxide Exposure
449
Chapter 21 Recent Advances in Brain SPECT Imaging after Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
457
Chapter 22 Neurocognitive and Affective Sequelae of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
477
A Retrospective Study and Case Presentation
495
A Case Series
551
Chapter 25 Functional and Developmental Effects of Carbon Monoxide Toxicity in Children
569
Chapter 26 Issues in Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning for Patients with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
591
Chapter 27 Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with Yoked Prism Lenses
619

A Review of National Data
233
Chapter 10 Carbon Monoxide Sensors and Systems
251
Use of the World Wide Web in Saving Lives
271
Chapter 12 Investigating Carbon Monoxide Poisonings
287
Chapter 13 Carbon Monoxide Detectors as Preventive Medicine
305
Chapter 14 Misconceptions About Carbon Monoxide
313
Chapter 15 A Survey Study of Public Perceptions About Carbon Monoxide
325
Chapter 16 Treatment of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
341
Chapter 17 The Case for the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
375
Useful Therapy or Unfulfilled Promise?
391
The Diagnosis of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
437
Chapter 28 Firefighters and Carbon Monoxide
643
Chapter 29 The Purpose and the Process of Litigation in a Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case
655
Chapter 30 Offering Expert Opinions in a Carbon Monoxide Case
671
Defining Monetary Damages
683
A Victims Story
725
Chapter 33 Noninvasive Measurement of Blood Carboxyhemoglobin with Pulse COOximetry
739
How Much Do We Know About it?an Update
745
Chapter 35 Essential Reference Tables Graphs and Other Data
753
Index
765
Back cover
785
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