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D. Nicholas Bateman, Robert D. Jefferson, Simon H. L. Thomas, John Paul Thompson, John Allister Vale
Oxford University Press, 2014 - Medical - 412 pages
Overdose and poisoning are one of the most frequent acute medical presentations seen in emergency departments, and high dependency and intensive care facilities. The Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology provides an authoritative guide for the management of patients with poisoning. Each chapter includes key clinical features and potential treatment options to help physicians to assess the potential severity of the poisoned patient and provide the optimum clinical care.

A reader-friendly layout ensures that information is easy to find and assimilate, and topics are self-contained to aid quick diagnosis. Presented in an easy-to-use double-page spread format, highly bulleted and concise, the Oxford Desk Reference: Toxicology is ideal for quick referral when an acute problem arises.

Contributions from the leading figures in toxicology make this book indispensable for all those involved with the management of poisoned patients, especially trainees and consultants working in emergency medicine, acute medicine, and critical care.

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Scientific principles in clinical toxicology
2 General management of the poisoned patient
3 Common complications of poisoning
4 CNS drugs
5 Analgesics
6 Cardiovascular acting agents
7 Other common pharmaceutical toxins
8 Drugs of abuse
0 Poisoning due to metals and their salts
Household products
2 Pesticides herbicides and rodenticides
3 Poisoning due to fungi plants and animals
4 Chemical warfare agents
5 Principles of radiation toxicology
6 Occupational and industrial aspects of toxicology assessment

9 Common chemical poisonings

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About the author (2014)

Nick Bateman is Professor in Clinical Toxicology, Consultant Physician and Director of the National Poisons Information Service (Edinburgh), UK. Robert Jefferson is Consultant in Environmental Medicine and Deputy Director at The Medical Toxicology Centre, Newcastle University, UK. Simon Thomasis Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Wolfson Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, UK. John Paul Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, Director, and Honorary Consultant at Cardiff University, National PoisonsInformation Service (Cardiff), and Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board University Hospital , Cardiff, UK. Allister Vale is Director of the National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Unit) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, Birmingham, UK.

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