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Title: Carbon monoxide poisoning - Immediate diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid complications.

Abstract

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels (oil, kerosene, coal, wood) or the inadequate ventilation of natural gas. When carbon monoxide is introduced into the bloodstream, it binds to hemoglobin, reducing the number of binding sites available for oxygen. Carbon monoxide also changes the structure of the hemoglobin molecule, which makes it even more difficult for oxygen that has attached to be released into tissues. The resulting tissue ischemia can lead to organ failure, permanent changes in cognition, or death. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of death by poisoning in industrialized countries.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20727750
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: American Journal of Nursing; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CARBON MONOXIDE; POISONING; FOSSIL FUELS; DIAGNOSIS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; PATIENTS; THERAPY

Citation Formats

Rosenthal, L.D. Carbon monoxide poisoning - Immediate diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid complications.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1097/00000446-200603000-00024.
Rosenthal, L.D. Carbon monoxide poisoning - Immediate diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid complications.. United States. doi:10.1097/00000446-200603000-00024.
Rosenthal, L.D. Wed . "Carbon monoxide poisoning - Immediate diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid complications.". United States. doi:10.1097/00000446-200603000-00024.
@article{osti_20727750,
title = {Carbon monoxide poisoning - Immediate diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid complications.},
author = {Rosenthal, L.D.},
abstractNote = {Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels (oil, kerosene, coal, wood) or the inadequate ventilation of natural gas. When carbon monoxide is introduced into the bloodstream, it binds to hemoglobin, reducing the number of binding sites available for oxygen. Carbon monoxide also changes the structure of the hemoglobin molecule, which makes it even more difficult for oxygen that has attached to be released into tissues. The resulting tissue ischemia can lead to organ failure, permanent changes in cognition, or death. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of death by poisoning in industrialized countries.},
doi = {10.1097/00000446-200603000-00024},
journal = {American Journal of Nursing},
number = 3,
volume = 106,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}