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Prediction of outcome after paraquat poisoning by measurement of the plasma paraquat concentration

Senarathna, Lalith; Eddleston, Michael; Wilks, M F; Woollen, B H; Tomenson, J A; Roberts, Darren; Buckley, Nicholas

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Background: Paraquat is a herbicide with a good occupational safety record, but a high mortality after intentional ingestion that has proved refractory to treatment. For nearly three decades paraquat concentration-time data have been used to predict the outcome following ingestion. However, none of the published methods has been independently or prospectively validated. We aimed to use prospectively collected data to test the published predictive methods and to determine if any is superior....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53653
Source: QJM: An International Journal of Medicine
DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcp006

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