Pediatric Toxicology. M Waseem, MD Lincoln Hospital Bronx New York. Epidemiology. 2 million calls 52% of poison center calls < 6years Peak age 18 months - 3 years. Epidemiology. Unintentional (1-2 years) Exploratory Boys > girls Intentional (adolescent) Purposeful Girls > boys.
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M Waseem, MD
Lincoln Hospital Bronx New York
Unresponsive to oxygen methemoglobinemia
No “tox panel” that is uniformly helpful
All suspected ingestion
Measure of oxygen saturation of normal hemoglobin
Does not differentiate COHB from oxyhemoglobin
adsorbing the ingested substance
Decrease transit time
Decontaminate entire gastrointestinal tract
Commonly used for agents not bound to activated charcoal
Use only if specific criteria met