What are the poor prognostic indicators for organophosphate (OP) toxicity?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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In a study of acute organophosphate insecticide poisoning in which 12 of the 71 patients died, multivariate logistic regression analysis identified the following as independent factors indicating a poor prognosis [30] :

  • High 6-hour post-admission blood lactate levels
  • Low blood pH
  • Low post-admission 6-hour lactate clearance rates

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