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Oximes for acute organophosphate pesticide poisoning (Review)

Buckley, Nicholas; Eddleston, Michael; Szinicz, Ladislaus


BACKGROUND: Acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning causes tens of thousands of deaths each year across the developing world. Standard treatment involves administration of intravenous atropine and oxime to counter acetylcholinesterase inhibition at the synapse. The usefulness of oximes, such as pralidoxime and obidoxime, has been challenged over the past 20 years by physicians in many parts of the world, who have failed to see benefit in their clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To find the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)


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