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Gastric lavage in aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug overdose
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    Re: Regurgitation of Best Evidence?

    Dear Editor

    I would like to thank Drs Glazebrook and Probst for pointing out a potential source of confusion. I also considered gastric lavage innapropriate management of overdose for multiple reasons, which gave me cause to review the evidence. The fact it's use is still occasionally suggested in clinical practice remains a personal concern.

    At the time of the initial authorship of the BET concerned, g...

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    Regurgitation of Best Evidence?

    Dear Editor

    While I normally find the Best BETs both informative and useful, I was surprised at the publishing of one concerning gastric lavage in drug overdose [1].

    Gastric lavage is both dangerous and without benefit in all but a few overdoses. The 1997 Joint Position Statement made by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and the European Association of Poisons Centres stated that gastric lavage s...

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