Gastric Lavage


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Gastric Lavage

 

a medical procedure that consists in the repeated introduction and removal of water, a weak solution of sodium bicarbonate, or a solution of potassium permanganate into and out of the stomach by means of a stomach pump. Gastric lavage is used in the first aid of poisoning and in the treatment of stasis of the contents of the stomach. It is prescribed by a physician because with some conditions, for example, with complicated gastric ulcer, it is contraindicated. At home, the stomach may be washed out by inducing vomiting; irritating the mucosa of the pharynx and the root of the tongue with the fingers after considerable liquid intake is a way to induce vomiting.

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Gastric lavage should be performed and active charcoal should be given to decrease the absorption of the drug and increase excretion for treatment of calcium channel blocker intoxication.
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She also received gastric lavage and activated charcoal before being transferred to the intensive care unit.
8] Current international guidelines advise that administration of single-dose activated charcoal and gastric lavage should only be considered if the poison was ingested within 1 hour of presentation.
The equipment and indication for gastric lavage were inappropriate in 34 out of 37 cases and, although no longer recommended, syrup of ipecac was administered to induce emesis in 3 cases.
The plaintiff claims the boy died because the hospital failed to take measures against poisoning involving a toxic agent, including gastric lavage and blood transfusions to deal with lowered blood pressure.
Differentiation of Datura stramonium poisoning and bath salt intoxication Diagnostic features Pharmacologic Treatment Flushing (Red as a beet) Dry skin (Dry as a bone) Mydriasis (Blind as a bat) Psychosis Gastric lavage (Mad as a hatter) Activated charcoal Hyperthermia Physostigmine (Hot as hades) (severe cases) Hypertension Benzodiazepines Datura stramonium Tachycardia for severe Reduced GI agitation.
Stramonium overdose has been successfully treated with activated charcoal and gastric lavage with more serious cases requiring physostigmine.
There has been a marked shift away from active gut decontamination such as induction of vomiting, gastric lavage or giving activated charcoal.
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Gastric lavage and activated charcoal can be useful early in the course of the poisoning.
Gastric lavage was performed and activated charcoal was given just after admission to ER.