JOSEPH C. PENDER; RICHARD T. BEEBE, F.A.C.P.; JOHN J. GARRETT; JOHN E. KILEY
Barbiturate intoxication is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The following case report describes a severe case of barbiturate intoxication in which hemodialysis, as recently recommended by Kyle2 and Alwall,1 was applied. Since we have noted reports of only five patients with barbiturate intoxication1-4 treated by hemodialysis, the striking clinical changes in a patient during hemodialysis prompted a report of this case.
A 63 year old white married woman was admitted to the Albany Hospital Emergency Room in coma at 5:00 p.m. Her husband related that the patient had been moody and depressed for the previous four
PENDER JC, BEEBE RT, GARRETT JJ, KILEY JE. EMERGENCY TREATMENT OF BARBITURATE INTOXICATION WITH HEMODIALYSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:997–1000. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-997
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