carbon monoxide poisoning

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Noun1.carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"
cyanosis - a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
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As a result, we consider that careful electrocardiographic and enzymatic monitoring of all patients in the first hours after CO exposure is important for early diagnosis and treatment of this rare complication of CO poisoning especially in preexisting CAD with stenting.
"But we also want to see the Department of Health offering training to GPs and other health workers so that they can spot the early signs of CO poisoning"
In one of the 10 cases, a person was seriously hit by CO poisoning in Miyagi Prefecture in March 1994 as the remodeling rendered a safety device nonfunctional, according to the ministry.
During this process, we reviewed the medical records of 167 persons treated for CO poisoning at 10 hospitals around the state, including 2 with hyperbaric oxygen chambers.
Recently, the family of an Albanian pop singer who lived on Staten Island succumbed to accidental CO poisoning. Carbon monoxide also killed six people and sent another 27 to New York City hospitals earlier this year.
The gas is difficult to detect and the symptoms of CO poisoning are easily confused with other minor illnesses.
1998) that it is "of little value in diagnosing either acute or chronic CO poisoning."
Wales has some of the highest CO poisoning rates in the UK but the death toll is highest during the winter months as fires and central heating systems are turned on after months of i nac t i v i t y.
"The outdoor poisonings at Lake Powell and those reported elsewhere probably represent a larger number of deaths not recognized as CO poisoning," the report said.
On Wednesday, gas fitter Stuart Parrington was fined pounds 8,000 after pensioner Ian McIntosh died of CO poisoning at his home in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
The use of an auxiliary fuel-burning heating device in a motor vehicle or trailer is also a common cause of CO poisoning.
"Retail sales of carbon monoxide detectors in October and November of last year were exceptionally strong, spurred by the Chicago ordinance, the CO poisoning death of Vitas Gerulaitis and the early onset of winter weather," said Malcolm Candlish, chairman and chief executive officer.