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Assessing effectiveness of whole bowel irrigation in poisoning: A laudable effort but still insufficient evidence

  • Dominique Vodovar
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Centre Antipoison de Paris, Hôpital Fernand-Widal, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, 75010, Paris, France. Tel.: +33 1 40 05 48 48.
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    UFR de Médecine, Université Paris-Cité, 75010, Paris, France
    Centre Antipoison de Paris, Hôpital Fernand-Widal, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, 75010, Paris, France
    INSERM UMRS-1144, Faculté de Pharmacie, 75006, France
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  • Laurène Dufayet
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    UFR de Médecine, Université Paris-Cité, 75010, Paris, France
    Centre Antipoison de Paris, Hôpital Fernand-Widal, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, 75010, Paris, France
    Unité Médico Judiciaire, Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, 75004, Paris, France
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  • Bruno Mégarbane
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    UFR de Médecine, Université Paris-Cité, 75010, Paris, France
    INSERM UMRS-1144, Faculté de Pharmacie, 75006, France
    Réanimation Médicale et Toxicologique, Hôpital Lariboisière, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, 75010, Paris, France
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Published:November 12, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2022.10.003
      We read with interest the study by Deguigne et al. recently published in the journal
      • Deguigne M.
      • Legeay M.
      • Scholastique A.S.
      • Chauveau P.
      • Descatha A.
      Whole-bowel irrigation in cases of poisoning: a retrospective multicentre study of feasibility, tolerability, and effectiveness.
      and wished to congratulate the authors for their ambitious aims. However, we would like to raise some limitations that may dampen their enthusiastic conclusions.
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