gastric lavage

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washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution

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The refluxed water from the gastric lavage was allowed to flow by gravity via the esophagus and out the mouth; however, gastric lavage to remove the impaction was unsuccessful.
Position paper update: gastric lavage for gastrointestinal decontamination.
Aside from standard cardiopulmonary measures in calcium channel blocker overdoses, additional commonly employed resuscitative therapies have included gastric lavage, multi-dose oral or nasogastric activated charcoal, flumazenil infusion, naloxone infusion, insulin and glucagon intravenous boluses, continuous calcium gluconate infusion, intravenous antiarrhythmics as indicated, and vasopressor support during mechanical ventilation.
However, we did eliminate TB and malignancy as the cause of her VFP because (1) she had no history of TB exposure, (2) her PPD was 8 mm, (3) her chest radiograph had no indication of TB, (4) acid-fast bacillus was not observed in the bronchial and gastric lavage and in her tracheobronchial biopsy, and (5) no malignancy and/or TB was found.
Other therapeutic procedures include gastric lavage, correction of acidosis with sodium bicarbonate, folic acid, and secondary detoxication with hemodialysis.
Gastric lavage is better than bronchoalveolar lavage for isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in childhood pulmonary tuberculosis.
Five hundred and seventeen various clinical specimens such as sputum of patients with suspected tuberculosis, sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), cutaneous and subcutaneous abscesses, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), dental abscess, mycetoma, wound, bone marrow biopsy, gastric lavage and tracheal aspirate were collected from February 28, 2011 to March 8, 2013 (Table 1).
He added that a resident doctor suspected food poisoning and referred them to a hotel in Amman for gastric lavage.
2,4,5) In table 1 gastric lavage and physostigmine are both listed as being recommended for treatment in the setting of D.
Children were tested in a study in Bangladesh where blood culture was done and sputum samples (one sample each by gastric lavage and induced sputum) was sent for TB smear microscopy, culture testing and Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF.
There has been a marked shift away from active gut decontamination, such as induction of vomiting, gastric lavage or administering activated charcoal; more emphasis is now placed on supportive care.
Gastric lavage was done with 3 liters of KMnO4 (1:10,000) which oxidized the unabsorbed aluminum phosphide.
Indications for, techniques of, complications of, and efficacy of gastric lavage in the treatment of the poisoned child.