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Letters Use of intravenous lipids

Not yet in all overdoses with failed resuscitation

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2265
  1. Douglas B Murray, fellow in clinical toxicology and specialty registrar in emergency medicine1,
  2. D Nicholas Bateman, director1
  1. 1National Poisons Information Service, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Doug.Murray{at}

We agree with Loh that lipid emulsion treatment for certain drug toxicity is a step forward,1 2 but we do not support its use in all failed toxicological resuscitations.

Although the possible …

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