Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Medical Toxicology

Pinar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University


Antidote N-acetylcysteine Adverse Effect Medication Poisoning Centers Polichlorinated Biphenyls Poliaromatic Hydrocarbons Drug Overdose Opioids Barbiturates Cocaine Envenomation

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About the book

Medical toxicology is a field of medicine associated with toxicology. It focuses on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of acute and chronic poisonings; short and long term adverse effects of medications, adverse drug reactions, drug overdoses, toxicity of occupational, environmental and industrial toxic chemicals, substance abuse, venoms and biological agents. In the field of medical toxicology, practitioners are physicians. Their primary specialization is generally in emergency medicine, occupational medicine, or pediatrics. Medical toxicologists can provide direct treatment and bedside consultation of acutely poisoned patients, including children. Moreover, in emergency departments, intensive care units, and other inpatient and outpatient units/clinics, medical toxicologists can evaluate the toxicity arising from acute and chronic exposure to occupational, industrial and environmental chemicals and biological agents. Medical toxicologists can also provide advice in poison control centers, can contribute to pharmaceutical research and drug safety and deal with health policy issues. Therefore, medical toxicology has a wide variety of working fields.

The book Medical Toxicology will mainly focus on prevention and treatment of poisonings, adverse effects of medications, drug overdose, substance abuse, toxic occupational, industrial and environmental chemicals and treatment of envenomation. Both toxicologists in the medical field and physicians can contribute to the book by sharing their chapters on these topics. Our aim is to provide a general overview for the treatment of acute/chronic poisonings including poisonings with drugs, biological agents, chemicals and venoms and how to diagnose, manage and prevent these situations. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 8th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 28th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 16th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: March 16th 2020

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About the editor

Pinar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University

Pınar Erkekoglu graduated from TED Ankara College, Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy (BS) and Anadolu University Public Relations School (BS). She is working as an associate professor in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology. She completed a part of her PhD studies on phthalates and oxidative stress in Grenoble, France, in Universite Joseph Fourier and CEA/INAC/LAN after receiving full scholarship from both the European Union Erasmus Scholarship Program and from Commissariat à l\'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA). She received her PhD degree in 2009. She worked as a post-doc visiting associate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Biological Engineering Department during 2011–2012. She gave lectures as invited speaker in many congresses. Her main interests are the reproductive disorders, endocrine diseases, and oxidative stress induced by endocrine disrupting chemicals, particularly by phthalates, the protective role of selenium against oxidative stress, poisonings, antidote treatments and the toxic effects of aromatic amines. She is also the Board Member of Hacettepe University Vaccine Institute. Pınar Erkekoglu has published more than 120 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2014.

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