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Symposium: Usefulness and Development of Simple Diagnostic Tools in clinical toxicology


May 30, 2013 11:00am ‐ May 30, 2013 12:30pm


Credits: None available.

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Learning Objectives: 

  • Can you outline what kind of organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is
  • Can you describe examples of simple diagnostics already in use by MSF
  • Can you give examples of how simple diagnostics would also be important in toxicology
  • Can you describe the problems with conventional lead assays (e.g. atomic absorption spectrophotometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) in resource poor settings
  • Can you outline how near patient tests such as the Lead Care II assay can be used in the assessment of patients with lead poisoning
  • Can you describe the novel dilutional technique for Lead CareII that was developed to be able to undertake blood lead concentrations in the Zamfara incident
  • Can you describe the importance of estimating prognosis in paraquat self poisoning
  • Can you list available tools of estimation of paraquat poisoning
  • Can you describe the mechanism of toxicity of paraquat poisoning
  • Can you describe the sensitivity and specificity of the urine dithionite test
  • Can you list the limitations of the urine dithionite test
  • Can you explain why methanol poisoning in general poses a diagnostic problem
  • Can you define the rationale for the formate method
  • Can you describe the simple biochemical principles for the formate method
  • Can you list two reasons why using a glucose meter would add benefit compared to the laboratory method

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