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Effect of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) point-of-care testing in OP poisoning on knowledge, attitudes and practices of treating physicians in Sri Lanka

Rajapakse, Bishan N; Neeman, Teresa; Buckley, Nicholas

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BACKGROUND: Toxicology and Emergency medicine textbooks recommend measurement of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in all symptomatic cases of organophosphorus (OP) poisoning but laboratory facilities are limited in rural Asia. The accuracy of point-of-care (POC) acetylcholinesterase testing has been demonstrated but it remains to be shown whether results would be valued by clinicians. This study aims to assess the effect of seeing AChE POC test results on the knowledge, attitudes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-104
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15137
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-104

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