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The hazards of gastric lavage for intentional self-poisoning in a resource poor location

Eddleston, Michael; Haggalla, Sapumal; Reginald, K; Sudarshan, K; Senthilkumaran, M; Karalliedde, Lakshman; Ariaratnam, Ariaranee; Sheriff, M H Rezvi; Warrell, David; Buckley, Nicholas

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Objective. The 10-20% case fatality found with self-poisoning in the developing world differs markedly from the 0.5% found in the West. This may explain in part why the recent movement away from the use of gastric lavage in the West has not been followed

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27586
Source: Clinical Toxicology (Informa Healthcare)
DOI: 10.1080/15563650601006009

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