Local Toxicology Publications

Epidemiology of Poisoning


Occupational Toxicology:

  • Seet RC, Johan A, Teo CE, Gan SL, Lee KH. Inhalational nickel carbonyl poisoning in waste processing workers. Chest. 2005 Jul;128(1):424-9

Drug of abuse/adulteration

  • Low MY, Zeng Y, Li L, Ge XW, Lee R, Bloodworth BC, Koh HL. Safety and quality assessment of 175 illegal sexual enhancement products seized in red-light districts in Singapore. Drug Saf. 2009;32(12):1141-6.
  • Dalan R, Leow MK, George J, Chian KY, Tan A, Han HW, Cheow SP. Neuroglycopenia and adrenergic responses to hypoglycaemia: insights from a local epidemic of serendipitous massive overdose of glibenclamide. Diabet Med. 2009 Jan;26(1):105-9.

Acute Toxicology

  • Ngo AS, Anthony CR, Samuel M, Wong E, Ponampalam R. Should a benzodiazepine antagonist be used in unconscious patients presenting to the emergency department? Resuscitation. 2007 Jul;74(1):27-37.
  • Phipps C, Chan K, Teo F, Ponampalam R. Fatal chloroquine poisoning: a rare cause of sudden cardiac arrest. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011 Jun;40(6):296-7.
  • Lee E, Phua DH, Lim BL, Goh HK. Severe chlorate poisoning successfully treated with methylene blue. J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):381-4.
  • Lim HC, Poulose V, Tan HH. Acute naphthalene poisoning following the non-accidental ingestion of mothballs. Singapore Med J. 2009 Aug;50(8):e298-301

Herbal Toxicology

  • Phua DH, Cham G, Seow E. Two instances of Chinese herbal medicine poisoning in Singapore. Singapore Med J. 2008 May;49(5):e131-3.
  • Sheth S, Tan EC, Tan HH, Tay L. Herb-induced cardiotoxicity from accidental¬†aconitine overdose. Singapore Med J. 2015 Jul;56(7):e116-9.

Hazmat/Disaster Toxicology:

  • Ngo A, Ponampalam R, Leong M, Han LS. Chlorine and its impact on an emergency department. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;22(2):136-9.
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