Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose - 4th Edition

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

4th Edition

Authors: Michael Shannon Stephen Borron Michael Burns
Imprint: Saunders


The fourth edition of Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose is the most current, authoritative, and concise reference for information related to the clinical management of children and adults whose health has been effected or potentially effected by toxic agents, including drugs, environmental threats, and natural toxins.

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 Author

Michael Shannon

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief and CHB Chair, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Stephen Borron

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine (Surgery), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Consultant in Toxicology, South Texas Poison Center, San Antonio, TX; Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA