Pediatric Poisoning Publications and Research

Toxicology experts from the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have published more than 400 abstracts, journal articles and book chapters with topics covering a variety of poisoning risks and substances that are of particular danger to children. The following articles and research are examples of the variety of work published by our team.


  • Trella JD, Henretig FM, Gunter P, Osterhoudt KC. Comparative “penetrance” of a regional poison control center versus emergency medical services for poisoning. J Med Toxicol 2015; 11: 44.
  • Trella JD, Henretig FM, Gunter P, Osterhoudt KC. Potential for improved collaboration between state emergency medical services and a regional poison control center. J Med Toxicol 2015; 11: 44-45.
  • Turner C, Murphy MM, Finalle RR, Westmoreland K, Osterhoudt K, Lowenthal ED. Talking trash: Community environmental health assessment in the Dominican Republic. Pediatric Academic Societies, Sand Diego, CA 2015.
  • Wiley JF, Osterhoudt KC. Poisonings. In: Selbst SM, ed: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets (3rd ed). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders, 2015: 312-332.


  • Narra A, Lie E, Hall M, Macy M, Alpern E, Shah SS, Osterhoudt KC, Fieldston E. Resource utilization of pediatric patients exposed to venom. Hospital Pediatr 2014; 4: 276-282.
  • Bassett RA, Osterhoudt K, Brabazon T. Nicotine poisoning in an infant. N Engl J Med 2014; 370: 2249-2250.
  • AAP Council on Environmental Health. Iodine deficiency, pollutant chemicals, and the thyroid: New information on an old problem. Pediatr 2014; 133: 1163-1166.
  • Bassett RA, Osterhoudt K. More on nicotine poisoning in infants. [letter] N Engl J Med 2014; 371: 880.
  • Zonfrillo MR, Osterhoudt KC. NekNominate: A deadly, social media-based drinking dare. Clin Pediatr 2014; 53: 1215.
  • Bhoj EJ, Bhog V, Henretig FM. Pallor and lethargy in a 19-month –old infant. Pediatr Emerg Care 2014; 30: 444-446.
  • Balamuth F, Renny MH, Nadel FM, Henretig FM. Approach to Poisonings; Acetaminophen, salicylate, calcium channel blocker and beta-blocker, oral hypoglycemic, anticholinergic, organophosphate, caustic, hydrocarbon, opioid, ethanol, iron, and lead  poisonings; and methemoglobinemia. In: Shah SS, Ronan JC, Alverson B (eds). Step-Up to Pediatrics. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Philadelphia, 2014. pp 492-499. 


  • Beuhler MC, Gala PK, Wolfe HA, Meaney PA, Henretig FM. Laundry detergent “pod” ingestions: a case series and discussion of recent literature. Pediatr Emerg Care 2013;29:743-7.
  • D’Acenzo JD, Trella JD, Osterhoudt KC, Henretig F. Unintentional ingestion of topical imidazoline derivatives in pediatric patients: 10 years of experience at a single poison center. Presented at the North American Clinical Toxicology Conference. Atlanta, Ga.; September 2013.
  • Gala PK, Henretig FM, Alpern ER, Sampayo EM. An interesting case of a unilaterally dilated pupil. Pediatr  Emerg Care 2013;29:648-9.
  • Marchese RF, Gurtman A, Osterhoudt KC, Henretig FM.  Flecainide poisoning in two young children. Presented at the North American Clinical Toxicology Conference. Atlanta, Ga.; September 2013.
  • Nguyen L, Winston M, Trella J. Acetaminophen and asthma in children: Is there a connection? J Asthma All Ed. 2013;4(6):271-7.
  • Osterhoudt KC, Trella JD, Henretig FH. Sodium acetate substitution for sodium bicarbonate in pediatric poisoning: a case series. Presented at the North American Clinical Toxicology Conference. Atlanta, Ga.; September 2013.
  • Osterhoudt KC, Carlow DC, Henretig FM. Acute iron poisoning. In: Kwong TC, Magnani B, Rosano TG, Shaw LM (eds). The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory: contemporary practice of poisoning evaluation. AACC Press, Washington, D.C., 2013.
  • Rivers C, Henretig FM, Nelson LS. Neurotoxicology. In: Abend NS, Helfaer MA, (eds). Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Demos Medical, New York, 2013.
  • Russo M, Pecker L, Wood J, Osterhoudt KC, Christian C, Henretig FM. Grandparent involvement in exploratory pediatric poisonings: a hospital-based study. Presented at the North American Clinical Toxicology Conference. Atlanta, Ga.; September 2013.

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