Publications by authors named "Alessandro Ceschi"

62Publications

Pre-Existing Cardiovascular Conditions as Clinical Predictors of Myocarditis Reporting with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A VigiBase Study.

Cancers (Basel) 2020 Nov 23;12(11). Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers12113480DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7700285PMC
November 2020

False-positive urine screen test for MDMA in a patient exposed to mebeverine.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2020 Nov 16. Epub 2020 Nov 16.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14624DOI Listing
November 2020

Evaluation of the safety profile of rotavirus vaccines: a pharmacovigilance analysis on American and European data.

Sci Rep 2020 08 12;10(1):13601. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Unit of Pharmacology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Irnerio 48, 40126, Bologna, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-70653-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7423960PMC
August 2020

MDMA-related presentations to the emergency departments of the European Drug Emergencies Network plus (Euro-DEN Plus) over the four-year period 2014-2017.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2020 Jul 17:1-7. Epub 2020 Jul 17.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2020.1784914DOI Listing
July 2020

Clinical characteristics and management of a liver transplanted patient admitted with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 2020 11 10;44(6):e141-e144. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Ospedale Civico and Ospedale Italiano, Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinre.2020.05.014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7284277PMC
November 2020

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Cytokine Release Syndrome: Analysis of WHO Global Pharmacovigilance Database.

Front Pharmacol 2020 4;11:557. Epub 2020 May 4.

Department of Medical Informatics, EMC Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2020.00557DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7212758PMC
May 2020

Off-label use of quetiapine in nursing homes: Does medical specialty of prescribing physicians play a role?

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2020 07 25;86(7):1444-1445. Epub 2020 Feb 25.

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7318997PMC
July 2020

Peer-pressure and overuse: The effect of a multimodal approach on variation in benzodiazepine prescriptions in a network of public hospitals.

Int J Clin Pract 2020 Mar 9;74(3):e13448. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valli, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13448DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7065013PMC
March 2020

Emergency department presentations related to acute toxicity following recreational use of cannabis products in Switzerland.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2020 01 7;206:107726. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of General Internal Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse 15, 3010 Bern, Switzerland; Institute of Pharmacology, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse 15, 3010, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107726DOI Listing
January 2020

Severe rosuvastatin accumulation with rhabdomyolysis due to drug interactions and low cardiac output syndrome.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2019 07 3;85(7):1616-1618. Epub 2019 May 3.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13950DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6595310PMC
July 2019

Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors: analysis of WHO global database of individual case safety reports.

J Immunother Cancer 2019 05 2;7(1):117. Epub 2019 May 2.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Via Tesserete 46, 6903, Lugano, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40425-019-0598-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6498487PMC
May 2019

Reporting of immune checkpoint inhibitor-associated myocarditis.

Lancet 2018 08;392(10145):383-384

Institute of Pharmacological Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, 6903 Switzerland; University Hospital Zurich, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31557-5DOI Listing
August 2018

Combining prescription monitoring, benchmarking, and educational interventions to reduce benzodiazepine prescriptions among internal medicine inpatients; a multicenter before and after study in a network of Swiss Public Hospitals.

Postgrad Med 2018 Sep 2;130(7):627-636. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

a Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology , Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valli, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale , Bellinzona , Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00325481.2018.1504594DOI Listing
September 2018

Identification and Quantification of Thujone in a Case of Poisoning Due to Repeated Ingestion of an Infusion of Artemisia Vulgaris L.

J Food Sci 2018 Aug 25;83(8):2257-2264. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Dept. of Pharmacology and Biomolecular Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Balzaretti 9, 20133 Milano, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14273DOI Listing
August 2018

Reconsidering clinical pharmacology frameworks as a necessary strategy for improving the health care of patients: a systematic review.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2018 Dec 14;74(12):1663-1670. Epub 2018 Jul 14.

Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology, Università of Milano, Milano, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-018-2511-8DOI Listing
December 2018

Chronic conditions and multimorbidity in a primary care population: a study in the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network (Sentinella).

Int J Public Health 2018 12 21;63(9):1017-1026. Epub 2018 May 21.

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-018-1114-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245242PMC
December 2018

Multifaceted intervention to curb in-hospital over-prescription of proton pump inhibitors: A longitudinal multicenter quasi-experimental before-and-after study.

Eur J Intern Med 2018 04 20;50:52-59. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valli, Bellinzona, Switzerland; Institute of Biomedicine, University of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.11.002DOI Listing
April 2018

Medication incidents in primary care medicine: a prospective study in the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network ().

BMJ Open 2017 07 26;7(7):e013658. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Division of Science, National Poisons Centre, Tox Info Suisse, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013658DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5642752PMC
July 2017

[Benzodiazepines in elderly patients : the dark side of a magic pill].

Rev Med Suisse 2017 Jan;13(547):282-284

Département de médecine, Hôpital régional de Bellinzona, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, 6500 Bellinzona.

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January 2017

Lifestyle factors, psychiatric and neurologic comorbidities, and drug use associated with incident seizures among adult patients with depression: a population-based nested case-control study.

Eur J Epidemiol 2016 11 4;31(11):1113-1122. Epub 2016 May 4.

Basel Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, Division of Clinical Pharmacy and Epidemiology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10654-016-0156-4DOI Listing
November 2016

Risk of Seizures Associated with Antidepressant Use in Patients with Depressive Disorder: Follow-up Study with a Nested Case-Control Analysis Using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

Drug Saf 2016 Apr;39(4):307-21

Division of Clinical Pharmacy and Epidemiology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Basel Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40264-015-0363-zDOI Listing
April 2016

Acute sirolimus overdose: a multicenter case series.

PLoS One 2015 28;10(5):e0128033. Epub 2015 May 28.

Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University and University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0128033PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4447358PMC
April 2016

Acute toxicity profile of tolperisone in overdose: Observational poison centre-based study.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2015 Jun 14;53(5):470-6. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

National Poisons Centre, Tox Info Suisse, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich , Zurich , Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2015.1022896DOI Listing
June 2015

Acute toxicity associated with the recreational use of the novel dissociative psychoactive substance methoxphenidine.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2014 Dec 28;52(10):1288-91. Epub 2014 Oct 28.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich , Zurich , Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2014.974264DOI Listing
December 2014

Vitamin D status among children and adolescents on anticonvulsant drugs in southern Switzerland.

Swiss Med Wkly 2014 13;144:w13996. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Switzerland; Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2014.13996DOI Listing
May 2015

Massive human rivaroxaban overdose.

Thromb Haemost 2014 Oct 24;112(4):834-6. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Dr. Thomas Lehmann, Center for laboratory medicine - Hematology, Frohbergstrasse 3, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland, Tel.: +41 714943904, Fax: +41 714943900, E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1160/TH14-02-0138DOI Listing
October 2014

Acute mycophenolate overdose: case series and systematic literature analysis.

Expert Opin Drug Saf 2014 May 21;13(5):525-34. Epub 2014 Mar 21.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich , Freiestrasse 16, CH-8032 Zurich , Switzerland +41 44 634 1034 ; +41 44 252 8833 ;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1517/14740338.2014.903032DOI Listing
May 2014

Factors that trigger emergency physicians to contact a poison centre: findings from a Swiss study.

Postgrad Med J 2014 Mar 17;90(1061):139-43. Epub 2014 Jan 17.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, , Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2013-132242DOI Listing
March 2014

Atypical antipsychotic poisoning in young children: a multicentre analysis of poisons centres data.

Eur J Pediatr 2014 Jun 27;173(6):743-50. Epub 2013 Dec 27.

Division of Science, Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Freiestrasse 16, Zurich, CH-8032, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-013-2241-yDOI Listing
June 2014

A verified spider bite and a review of the literature confirm Indian ornamental tree spiders (Poecilotheria species) as underestimated theraphosids of medical importance.

Toxicon 2014 Jan 8;77:73-7. Epub 2013 Nov 8.

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.10.032DOI Listing
January 2014

Gastric pharmacobezoars in quetiapine extended-release overdose: a case series.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2013 Dec 8;51(10):937-40. Epub 2013 Nov 8.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich , Zurich , Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2013.856442DOI Listing
December 2013

Swiss prospective study on spider bites.

Swiss Med Wkly 2013 4;143:w13877. Epub 2013 Sep 4.

Zurich University, SWITZERLAND;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2013.13877DOI Listing
June 2014

A two year study of verified spider bites in Switzerland and a review of the European spider bite literature.

Toxicon 2013 Oct 18;73:104-10. Epub 2013 Jul 18.

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.07.010DOI Listing
October 2013

Safety of non-therapeutic atomoxetine exposures--a national poison data system study.

Hum Psychopharmacol 2013 Sep 17;28(5):471-6. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA; Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hup.2334DOI Listing
September 2013

Fire eater's lung: retrospective analysis of 123 cases reported to a National Poison Center.

Respiration 2014 21;87(2):98-104. Epub 2013 Jun 21.

Pulmonary Division, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000350443DOI Listing
February 2015

Angiotensin II antagonists - an assessment of their acute toxicity.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2013 Jun 22;51(5):429-34. Epub 2013 May 22.

Poisons Information Centre, 99089 Erfurt, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2013.800875DOI Listing
June 2013

Severe signs of hyponatremia secondary to desmopressin treatment for enuresis: a systematic review.

J Pediatr Urol 2013 Dec 22;9(6 Pt B):1049-53. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Integrated Department of Pediatrics, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Ticinese, and University of Bern, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2013.02.012DOI Listing
December 2013

Severe signs of hyponatremia secondary to desmopressin treatment for enuresis: a systematic review.

J Pediatr Urol 2013 Dec 22;9(6 Pt B):1049-53. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Integrated Department of Pediatrics, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Ticinese, and University of Bern, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2013.02.012DOI Listing
December 2013

Medication wrong route administration: a poisons center-based study.

Expert Opin Drug Saf 2013 Mar;12(2):145-52

Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1517/14740338.2013.770468DOI Listing
March 2013

Of pills, plants, and paraquat: the relevance of poison centers in emergency medicine.

Eur J Intern Med 2013 Mar 12;24(2):104-9. Epub 2012 Dec 12.

GIZ-Nord Poisons Centre, University Medical Centre Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Straße 40, 37075 Göttingen, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2012.11.013DOI Listing
March 2013

Patterns of toxicity and factors influencing severity in acute adult trimipramine poisoning.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2013 Jan;75(1):227-35

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04344.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3555062PMC
January 2013

Mushroom poisoning: a study on circumstances of exposure and patterns of toxicity.

Eur J Intern Med 2012 Jun 17;23(4):e85-91. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Freiestrasse 16, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2012.03.014DOI Listing
June 2012

Comparative evaluation of three clinical decision support systems: prospective screening for medication errors in 100 medical inpatients.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2012 Aug 29;68(8):1209-19. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-012-1241-6DOI Listing
August 2012

Ketamine-like effects after recreational use of methoxetamine.

Ann Emerg Med 2012 Jul 10;60(1):97-9. Epub 2012 Jan 10.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.11.018DOI Listing
July 2012

Ketamine-like effects after recreational use of methoxetamine.

Ann Emerg Med 2012 Jul 10;60(1):97-9. Epub 2012 Jan 10.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.11.018DOI Listing
July 2012

Moderate toxic effects following acute zonisamide overdose.

Epilepsy Behav 2011 May 3;21(1):91-3. Epub 2011 Apr 3.

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.02.023DOI Listing
May 2011

Retrospective analysis of stimulant abuse cases reported to the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre during 1997-2009.

Swiss Med Wkly 2010 25;140:w13115. Epub 2010 Oct 25.

Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology and Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital and University of Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2010.13115DOI Listing
February 2011

Paracetamol orodispersible tablets: a risk for severe poisoning in children?

Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2011 Jan 23;67(1):97-9. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Division of Science, Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Freiestrasse 16, CH-8032, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00228-010-0943-xDOI Listing
January 2011

Low-dose exposure to Veratrum album in children causes mild effects--a case series.

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2010 Mar;48(3):234-7

Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650903575243DOI Listing
March 2010