Case Files of the University of Massachusetts Toxicology Fellowship: Does This Smoke Inhalation Victim Require Treatment with Cyanide Antidote?

Authors:
Eike Hamad
Eike Hamad
University of Massachusetts
Kavita Babu
Kavita Babu
University of Massachusetts Medical School
United States
Vikhyat S Bebarta
Vikhyat S Bebarta
San Antonio Military Medical Center
San Antonio | United States

J Med Toxicol 2016 06;12(2):192-8

Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Cyanide toxicity is common after significant smoke inhalation. Two cases are presented that provide framework for the discussion of epidemiology, pathogenesis, presenting signs and symptoms, and treatment options of inhalational cyanide poisoning. An evidence-based algorithm is proposed that utilizes point-of-care testing to help physicians identify patients who benefit most from antidotal therapy.

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June 2016
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