- Author : Zacharov, Sergej
- Release Date : 01 February 2019
- Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 220 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9788024642482
Download or read book entitled Challenges of mass methanol poisoning outbreaks by author: Zacharov, Sergej which was release on 01 February 2019 and published by Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press with total page 220 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This monograph summarizes the lessons from the Czech mass methanol poisoning outbreak with 137 cases and more than 50 deaths, one of the largest methanol “epidemics” in XXI century throughout the world. The specific field of the study is defined by a number of challenges the health systems face during the outbreaks: delayed presentation and diagnosis, non-specific clinical signs and features at admission, need for gas chromatography method to detect methanol, limited availability of treatment resources in local hospitals, insufficient evidence of clinical effectiveness and safety of out-of-hospital and hospital therapeutic measures, high mortality rate and underestimated prevalence of long-term health sequelae in the survivors.