Emergency department management of the salicylate-poisoned patient

Gerald F O'Malley
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2007, 25 (2): 333-46; abstract viii
Salicylate toxicity continues to be encountered commonly in emergency medicine. This article portrays the signs and symptoms of salicylate toxicity, reviews the erratic absorption and elimination kinetics, describes the devastating physiologic effects of overdose, and illustrates the potentially subtle manifestations of chronic aspirin toxicity.

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