4th Edition

Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook

Edited By Jerrold B. Leikin, Frank P. Paloucek Copyright 2007
    1378 Pages
    by CRC Press

    A unique reference containing detailed reviews of more than 900 drugs and poisons, the Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook, Fourth Edition provides the latest information on medicinal, biological, herbal, and non-medicinal agents, and antidotes. Increasing its depth and scope with analyses of newer drugs, chemicals, and environmental toxins, including drugs that have been recently approved by the FDA, this book is a compendium of useful resources.

    The present volume provides locations and phone numbers of poison control centers throughout the country, organizations offering information on toxicology, and teratology information services. It presents diagnostic testing and analytical procedures, evaluates the effectiveness of antidotes, and features an extensive symptoms listing. The section on special topics provides detailed treatment protocols, hospital preparedness guidelines, position statements, and practice guidelines focused on the treatment of toxicities. This fourth edition keeps you up to date in one of the most exciting and expanding fields in medical science.

    Special Topics in Toxicology
  • Approach to Toxicology
  • Antidotes and Drugs Used in Toxicology - Poison Antidote Preparedness in Hospitals, Clinical Toxicokinetics
  • Biological Agents - General Considerations Regarding Biological Poisonings, The Management of Plant Exposures
  • Diagnostics Tests/Procedures - Drug Testing in the 21st Century - Drug Use and Abuse in the USA
  • Nonmedical Agents - Acids and Alkalis, Pharmacy Preparedness for Incidents Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Alphabetical Monographs - 701 Medicinal Agents, 311 Nonmedicinal Agents, 266 Biological Agents, 135 Diagnostic Tests/Procedures, 83 Antidotal Agents, and 62 Herbal Agents.

    Appendix - Includes tables, algorithms, charts, graphs, general and specific toxicology guidelines.

    Alphabetical Index - Contains monograph names, brand names, synonyms, and scientific names to assist in easy location of monographs.
  • Biography

    Jerrold B. Leikin

    "This is a wonderful book! Clinical laboratorians will find it a valuable tool for the laboratory reference book shelf."
    - Thomas P. Moyer, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

    "…a good reference for the clinician, medical student, and general toxicologist. The wealth of information is, for example, ideal for preparing for an examination on the clinical aspects of toxicology."
    - Matthew D. Reed, PhD, DABT

    "A valuable and complete, up-to-date, and accurate reference tool for the laboratory reference book shelf and resource specifically designed … . Split into six sections, the book provides a quick access to the latest and most relevant knowledge on poisoning and toxicology information … . A unique reference containing detailed reviews of more than 900 drugs and poisons alphabetically. These listings are current, including drugs that have been approved … within the past year. A valuable tool … in one of the most exciting and expanding fields in medical science by the authors who are well-known experts and lecturers in the fields of laboratory medicine and emergency toxicology."

    — Amritpal Singh Chohan, University of Birmingham in BTS Newsletter, Issue 32, 2008