What is the correlation between severity of organophosphate (OP) toxicity and mortality?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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A retrospective analysis of OP-poisoned patients by Liu et al found a direct correlation between the severity of poisoning and mortality and the presence of pretreatment metabolic and respiratory acidosis. [15]


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