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, et al. EMERGENCY TREATMENT OF BARBITURATE INTOXICATION WITH HEMODIALYSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:997–1000. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-46-5-997
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