Acute inhalation injury

Ken Miller, Andrew Chang

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Abstract

The lungs can be an efficient means for the absorption of inhaled toxicants, resulting in airway and pulmonary injury or systemic toxicity. Although a few specific antidotes exist for inhaled toxicants, the syndrome of acute inhalation injury and clinical therapeutics are linked by common pathways of pathophysiology. Understanding the mechanisms of inhalation injury and occupation- or situation-specific toxicants can simplify the decision-making process for the out-of-hospital emergency responder and the emergency physician when confronted with a patient and the myriad of potential inhaled toxicants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-557
Number of pages25
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Inhalation
Emergency Responders
Antidotes
Wounds and Injuries
Lung Injury
Occupations
Decision Making
Emergencies
Physicians
Lung
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Acute inhalation injury. / Miller, Ken; Chang, Andrew.

In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2003, p. 533-557.

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Miller, Ken ; Chang, Andrew. / Acute inhalation injury. In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 2003 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 533-557.
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