Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose

4th Edition


  • Stephen Borron
  • Michael Burns
  • Michael Shannon
  • Key Features

    • Presents a comprehensive treatment of poisoning through more than 100 chapters in 10 sections
    • Templated format provides key information in a format that is easy to find and understand
    • International authorship, allowing text to address issues globally as poisoning and drug overdose are worldwide issues

    Table of Contents

    General Information
    Part I
    Section A
    Concepts in Medical Toxicology
    1. The History of Toxicology
    2. The Emergency Management of Poisoning
    A. A General Approach, B. Decontamination, C. Principles of Elimination Enhancement, D. Hemodialysis and Hemoperfusion
    3. Laboratory Diagnoses and Drug Screening
    4. Principles of Pharmacology
    5. Drug Interactions
    6. Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte in Adults
    7. Forensic Toxicology
    A. General Principles, B. Clinical Issues

    Section B
    Effects of Poisoning By Organ System
    8. Cardiovascular Toxicology
    9. Pulmonary Toxicology
    10. Clinical Neurotoxicity
    11. Hepatic Toxicology
    12. Renal Toxicology
    A. Acute Renal Toxicity
    B. Chronic Renal Toxicity
    13. Gastrointestinal Toxicology
    14. Hematologic Consequences of Poisoning
    15. Ocular Toxicology
    16. Endocrine Toxicology

    Section C
    Poisoning in Special Populations
    17. Management Principles of Overdose in Pregnancy
    18. Toxicologic Issues in the Neonate
    19. Toxicologic Issues in the Geriatric Patient
    20. Childhood Poisonings
    A. Prevention of Childhood Poisonings, B. Poisoning in Children with Unique Metabolism

    Part II
    Section A
    Biologic Toxins
    21. Venomous Snakes
    A. North America Crotalinae Envenomation, B. Elapidae: North American and Selected Non-native Species
    22. Venomous Arthropods
    A. Spiders, B. Scorpions and Stinging Insects
    23. Mushrooms
    24. Poisonous Plants
    25. Toxic Marine Life
    26. Botulism and Other Food-borne Toxins

    Section B
    Central Nervous System
    27. Tricyclic and Other Cyclic Antidepressants
    28. Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Other Atypical Antidepressants
    29. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Serotonin Syndrome
    30. Lithium
    31. Ethanol
    32. Methanol, Ethylene Glycol, and Other Toxic Alcohols
    33. Opioids
    34. Sedative Hypnotics
    35. Benzodiazepines
    36. Barbiturates
    37. Muscle Relaxants


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    About the authors

    Michael Burns

    Michael Burns is a freelance journalist writing about the creative computer graphics, digital technology, and new media and design industries. George Cairns is a freelance video producer, artist and writer with 10 years' experience teaching Photoshop and video editing at UK Universities.