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Publications

Abstract Background: Nepal recorded 5754 suicides in 2018-19 - a high number for a relatively small country. Over 24% of these suicides were by poisoning, most by ingestion of highly concentrated agricultural pesticides. Nepal has actively regulated pesticides to reduce their health impacts since 2001. We aimed to analyse Nepal's history of pesticide regulation, pesticides responsible for...

Intentional pesticide poisoning is a major clinical and public health problem in agricultural communities in low and middle income countries like Nepal. Bans of highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) reduce the number of suicides. We aimed to identify these pesticides by reviewing data from major hospitals across the country and from forensic toxicology laboratories. Read more ...

Dhanarisi J, Shihana F, Harju K, Mohamed F, Verma V, Shahmy S, Vanninen P, Kostiainen O, Gawarammana I, Eddleston M. A pilot clinical study of the neuromuscular blocker rocuronium to reduce the duration of ventilation after organophosphorus insecticide poisoning. Clinical Toxicology 2019, in press.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15563650.2019.1643467Arya V, Page A, Gunnell D, Dandona R, Mannan H, Eddleston M,...