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Management of Organophosphorus Pesticide Poisoning: Common Questions and Answers Ultimate Guide for Primary Health Centers, Hospitals and Intensive Care Units

Author Name: Kirti S Pawar | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Although managing mild organophosphorus poisoning could be quite simple, management of moderate to severe organophosphorus poisoning requires skill and extensive knowledge of this emergency. This book is a comprehensive guide to manage organophosphorus poisoning cases, covering everything from the identification of poison to the treatment. 

We have endeavored to cover every aspect of diagnosis and treatment, including common names of organophosphorus, carbamates, pyrethroids, and organo-chloro poisons, the types of presentation in organophosphorus poisoning, interpretation of cholinesterase level reports, prevention of intermediate syndrome/reintubation, decisions regarding doses of atropine and pralidoxime (2PAM) and other treatment options in organophosphorus poisoning, how to overcome difficulties in weaning from ventilator, delayed complications and their prevention, differences in treatment of organophosphorus poisoning and carbamates/ pyrethroids/organo-chloro poisons and many more frequently asked questions.

This book provides detailed evidence-based answers to 64 questions related to organophosphorus poisoning and would prove invaluable to medical students for conceptual understanding of this topic and to clinicians for the effective management of patients with organophosphorus poisoning.

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Kirti S Pawar

Kirti Satheesh Pawar is an eminent researcher in the field of organophosphorus pesticide poisoning (OPP). Her research on the antidote ‘Pralidoxime’ in the treatment of organophosphorus poisoning has been published in leading medical journal Lancet as well as acknowledged in British Medical Journal, and Cochrane Library. It has been included as a treatment guideline for organophosphate toxicosis in adults by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

An accomplished scientist and physician with over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Pawar believes that the ultimate goal of medical research should be ‘to reduce human suffering and improve quality of life’. (Most recently her breakthrough research, ‘oral curcumin with bioperine as an adjuvant therapy for the treatment of COVID-19: A randomised clinical trial’ is published in journal ‘frontiers in Pharmacology’).

She has successfully contributed to the management of over 2000 cases of critical poisoning without remuneration, and assisted the Government of Maharashtra (India) in the successful management of the 2017-poisoning crisis. She has spoken as invited faculty on the management of organophosphorus pesticide poisoning across the globe.

This book reflects her extensive experience in the management of pesticide poisoning and her commitment to assist clinicians managing cases of poisoning.