Naren Gunja

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc In the Zzz zone: the effects of Z-drugs on human performance and driving
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Toxicol 9:163-71. 2013
  2. pmc The clinical and forensic toxicology of Z-drugs
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Toxicol 9:155-62. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Teenage toxins: recreational poisoning in the adolescent
    Naren Gunja
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:560-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Decontamination and enhanced elimination in sustained-release potassium chloride poisoning
    Naren Gunja
    New South Wales Poisons, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 23:769-72. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Management of cardiac arrest following poisoning
    Naren Gunja
    New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 23:16-22. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Management of intentional superwarfarin poisoning with long-term vitamin K and brodifacoum levels
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 49:385-90. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Energy drinks: health risks and toxicity
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 196:46-9. 2012
  8. pmc A comparison of venlafaxine and SSRIs in deliberate self-poisoning
    Agnes N Chan
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia
    J Med Toxicol 6:116-21. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Illicit drug overdose--prevalence and acute management
    Wenlong Li
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 42:481-5. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Gamma-hydroxybutyrate poisoning from toy beads
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:54-5. 2008

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. pmc In the Zzz zone: the effects of Z-drugs on human performance and driving
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Toxicol 9:163-71. 2013
    ..Prescribers should warn patients taking Z-drugs of minimum time thresholds before they operate machinery or drive motor vehicles...
  2. pmc The clinical and forensic toxicology of Z-drugs
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    J Med Toxicol 9:155-62. 2013
    ..Though Z-drugs have improved pharmacokinetic profiles, their adverse effects, neuropsychiatric sequelae, and incidence of poisoning and death may prove to be similar to older hypnotics...
  3. doi request reprint Teenage toxins: recreational poisoning in the adolescent
    Naren Gunja
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:560-6. 2012
    ..Although many teenagers are concerned about 'drink spiking' with club drugs, the most common agent causing drink spiking incidents is ethanol...
  4. doi request reprint Decontamination and enhanced elimination in sustained-release potassium chloride poisoning
    Naren Gunja
    New South Wales Poisons, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 23:769-72. 2011
    ..In cases where most of the tablet matter has already been absorbed, extracorporeal methods of rapidly reducing the total body burden of potassium, such as haemodialysis, might be life-saving...
  5. doi request reprint Management of cardiac arrest following poisoning
    Naren Gunja
    New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 23:16-22. 2011
    ..Ideally, toxicological expertise should be sought before the withdrawal of active treatment in cardiac arrest or shock from known or suspected poisoning...
  6. doi request reprint Management of intentional superwarfarin poisoning with long-term vitamin K and brodifacoum levels
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 49:385-90. 2011
    ..Management is also contentious with uncertainty over the dose, frequency, and duration of antidote treatment with vitamin K. The role of brodifacoum levels in guiding management is not entirely established...
  7. ncbi request reprint Energy drinks: health risks and toxicity
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 196:46-9. 2012
    ..To describe the epidemiology and toxicity of caffeinated energy drink exposures in Australia...
  8. pmc A comparison of venlafaxine and SSRIs in deliberate self-poisoning
    Agnes N Chan
    Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia
    J Med Toxicol 6:116-21. 2010
    ..They were also more likely to be older, take a higher DDD of the drug, and have confusion and mydriasis. This has implications for management of severely depressed and suicidal patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Illicit drug overdose--prevalence and acute management
    Wenlong Li
    Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 42:481-5. 2013
    ..While cannabis is by far the most prevalent substance used, heroin and other opiates contribute to over 90% of deaths associated with illicit drug use...
  10. ncbi request reprint Gamma-hydroxybutyrate poisoning from toy beads
    Naren Gunja
    NSW Poisons Information Centre, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:54-5. 2008
    ..Samples from toy beads ingested by both children contained 1,4-butanediol, which is metabolised to GHB in humans. Regulatory authorities were notified, leading to an international recall of the toy beads...