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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Demographic and clinical data were collected which included gender, age, address, type of poison, time from exposure to presentation, time since gastric lavage and institution of care (antidote, and life support measures).
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One day after presentation, the eagle was anesthetized with isoflurane in a protocol similar to that used for the kestrel, intubated, and positioned in sternal recumbency for gastric lavage. The bird was secured to a tilted surgery table at a 45[degrees] angle with the head towards the floor.
This is an important finding as, according to recent guidelines, decontamination procedure including gastric lavage and charcoal are effective if performed within one hour of poisoning incident.27 This is one of the reasons that only 53% of patient underwent gastric lavage and only 52% received charcoal.
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However, we did eliminate TB and malignancy as the cause of her VFP because (1) she had no history of TB exposure, (2) her PPD was 8 mm, (3) her chest radiograph had no indication of TB, (4) acid-fast bacillus was not observed in the bronchial and gastric lavage and in her tracheobronchial biopsy, and (5) no malignancy and/or TB was found.
Gastric lavage is better than bronchoalveolar lavage for isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in childhood pulmonary tuberculosis.
Five hundred and seventeen various clinical specimens such as sputum of patients with suspected tuberculosis, sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), cutaneous and subcutaneous abscesses, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), dental abscess, mycetoma, wound, bone marrow biopsy, gastric lavage and tracheal aspirate were collected from February 28, 2011 to March 8, 2013 (Table 1).
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(2,4,5) In table 1 gastric lavage and physostigmine are both listed as being recommended for treatment in the setting of D.
Gastric lavage has been routinely employed with this belief to evacuate the gastric contents and avoid feeding problems but like other procedures it has been associated with complications [8, 11, 12].
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