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E-Cigarette Devices and Liquid Nicotine

Electronic Vapor E-Cigarette Devices Be aware and take care! Unfortunately, the vaping craze has reached the toddler set, according to the Missouri Poison Center call statistics. The adult market for smokeless e-cigarette devices that vaporize a nicotine-laced liquid has been…

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Poison Help Phone Number

Save our Number, Save Lives

1-800-222-1222 Attention parents and caregivers: be prepared in case of an emergency. Program 1-800-222-1222, the Poison Help phone number, into your mobile device. The number will automatically connect you to your local poison center when it is dialed anywhere in the…

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Poison Safety For Your Home

In honor of Poison Prevention Week, the Missouri Poison Center has received many terrific posters created by kindergarten through 4th grade students. The posters all teach about poison prevention and keeping their families safe from poisoning. Help is a phone…

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Why Call The Poison Center

All things are poison.  It is only the dose that differentiates a poison from a remedy.” - Paracelsus (1493-1541) Yes, but what’s the crucial dose?  The Specialists in Poison Information at the Missouri Poison Center are ready to figure that out.…

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Perils of Physostigmine

Classic Anticholinergic Toxidrome Hot as Hades (hyperthermia) Red as a beet (cutaneous flushing) Blind as a bat (mydriasis and loss of accommodation) Dry as a bone (reduced sweating and secretions) Mad as a hen (delirium and hallucinations) Does this describe…

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Nicotine – Acute Toxic Hazard in E-Cigarettes

Acute nicotine toxicity in children is on the rise due to the increase in “vaping” with electronic cigarettes by adults. E-cigarettes utilize nicotine and flavoring dissolved in a solution of propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, and/or vegetable glycerin. When a small…

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High-dose Insulin Euglycemic Therapy (HIET)

High-dose Insulin Euglycemic Therapy (HIET) is an advanced first-line treatment for life-threatening Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB) overdose. Its use has also proven efficacious in severe Beta Blocker (BB) poisoning, as well as combined exposure to both agents. HIET restores cardiac…

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