Keywords: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO, toxicology, poison (PubMed Search)
Posted: 4/13/2016 by Bryan Hayes, PharmD
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The American College of Medical Toxicology's ToxIC Registry is a self-reporting database completed by medical toxicologists across 69 insitutions in the US.
Application to Clinical Practice
In settings where ECMO is available, it may be a potential treatment option in severely poisoned patients. From the limited data, ECMO was generally administered prior to cardiovascular failure and might be of benefit particularly during the time the drug is being metabolized.
Table from the Case Series
Wang GS, et al. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Severe Toxicological Exposures: Review of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC). J Med Toxicol 2016;12(1):95-9. [PMID 26013746]
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