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November 30, 1970

Acute Glutethimide Poisoning: Conservative Management of 31 Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Regional Poisoning Treatment Centre, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.

JAMA. 1970;214(9):1704-1706. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180090068019

Glutethimide poisoning occurred in 31 patients. They were treated by intensive supportive therapy; no patient was treated with hemodialysis. The overall mortality of 3% (one) in this series compares favorably with that of other series. It is concluded that hemodialysis is not essential in the management of severely poisoned patients.