Paraquat lung

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Paraquat lung

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The terms "Paraquat lung" returned 21 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Paraquat induced acute kidney injury and lung fibrosis: a case report from Bangladesh.
 

Author(s): Ishrat Tahsin Isha, Z H M Nazmul Alam, Bidur Kanti Shaha, Md Shafiqul Bari, Mohammad Zabed Jillul Bari, Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury

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Since Bangladesh government issued a ban on the use of highly toxic WHO Class I pesticides, annual consumption of herbicides like Paraquat have been sharply increasing in the markets. Paraquat poisoning is an emerging public health threat and its high mortality rate is responsible ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Patients with mild paraquat poisoning treated with prolonged low-dose methylprednisolone have better lung function: A retrospective analysis.
 

Author(s): Jie Gao, Zongxun Cao, Shunyi Feng, Yangying Song, Wenjing Bai, Shumin Zhao, Suli Zhang, Yong Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(16):e0430.

 

Lung dysfunction is an important characteristic of injury induced by paraquat (PQ). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of prolonged low-dose methylprednisolone (MP) treatment on lung function in patients with mild PQ poisoning. We analyzed the results of lung function testing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Paraquat poisoning: Acute lung injury - a missed diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Sipho D Ntshalintshali, Thandekile C Manzini

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Paraquat is a herbicide of great toxicological importance because it is associated with high mortality rates, mainly due to respiratory failure. We report the case of a 28-year-old man admitted to the casualty department at Ngwelezana Hospital, Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Paraquat lung" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Glucocorticoid with cyclophosphamide for paraquat-induced lung fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Luying Ryan Li, Emma Sydenham, Bhuwan Chaudhary, Deirdre Beecher, Chao You

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Paraquat is an effective and widely used herbicide but is also a lethal poison. In many developing countries paraquat is widely available and inexpensive, making poisoning prevention difficult. However most of the people who become poisoned from paraquat have taken it as a means of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Glucocorticoid with cyclophosphamide for paraquat-induced lung fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Luying Ryan Li, Emma Sydenham, Bhuwan Chaudhary, Chao You

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Paraquat is an effective and widely used herbicide but is also a lethal poison. In many developing countries paraquat is widely available and inexpensive, making poisoning prevention difficult. However most of the people who become poisoned from paraquat have taken it as a means of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prospects for treatment of paraquat-induced lung fibrosis with immunosuppressive drugs and the need for better prediction of outcome: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): M Eddleston, M F Wilks, N A Buckley

Journal: QJM. 2003 Nov;96(11):809-24.

 

Acute paraquat self-poisoning is a significant problem in parts of Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean. Ingestion of large amounts of paraquat results in rapid death, but smaller doses often cause a delayed lung fibrosis that is usually fatal. Anti-neutrophil ('immunosuppressive') ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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