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Gut decontamination of acutely poisoned patients: what do doctors really know about it?

By David Michael Wood, Shaun Lawrence Greene, Alison Linda Jones and Paul Ivor Dargan

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There are consensus guidelines on the appropriate use of gut decontamination in the management of poisoned patients. This study demonstrates that few doctors have read these guidelines and that they have poor knowledge of the use of gut decontamination, which can be improved with specific clinical toxicology teaching. Future guidelines should be published in journals more widely read by those doctors treating poisoned patients

Topics: Short Report
Publisher: BMJ Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2658322
Provided by: PubMed Central
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