Keywords: whole bowel irrigation, WBI, GI decontamination (PubMed Search)
Posted: 1/6/2015 by Bryan Hayes, PharmD
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Application to Clinical Practice
WBI can facilitate removal of select toxicants from the gastrointestinal tract in some patients, but there is no convincing evidence from clinical studies that it improves the outcome of poisoned patients.
Thanacoody R, et al. Position paper update: Whole bowel irrigation for gastrointestinal decontamination of overdose patients. Clin Toxicol 2015;53(1):5-12. [PMID 25511637]
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