Anjuman-e-Asghari Medical News
Tuesday Jan 29 2013
Vol. 2 Issue 4
PulsePulse: News you can use
In This Issue

News you can use


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The problem
  • In 2009, there were 31,758 poisoning deaths in the United States. They were unintentional and second only to motor vehicle accidents.
  • In 2010, unintentional poisoning caused about 831,295 Emergency Department (ED) 206,479 (25 percent) of these ED visits resulted in hospitalization or transfer to another facility. In 2010, poison control centers reported receiving calls about 2.4 million human poison exposure cases
  • In 2010, poison control centers reported receiving calls about 2.4 million human poison exposure cases
  • Between 2004 and 2005, an estimated 71,000 children (<18 years of age) were seen in EDs each year because of medication poisonings (excluding abuse and recreational drug use). Over 80 percent were because an unsupervised child found and consumed medications.
  • In 2009, 28,754 (91 percent) of all unintentional poisoning deaths were caused by drugs. The class of drugs known as prescription painkillers, which includes such drugs as methadone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, was most commonly involved, followed by cocaine and heroin.
  • Among children, ED visits for medication poisonings (excluding misuse or abuse) are twice as common as poisonings from other household products (such as cleaning solutions and personal care products).
  • In 2005, poisonings led to $33.4 billion in medical and productivity costs.

 Prevention is better than cure

  • Make your home poison proof
  • Store all chemical products safely in a locked cabinet away from children where they cannot reach it
  • Always use child resistant caps
  • Store all products in its original container
  • Introduce child to Mr. Yuck
  • To request a free sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers, please send a self-addressed stamped business size envelope to:

  Poison Yuk  

Mr. Yuk
Pittsburgh Poison Center 
200 Lothrop Street
BIR 010701
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


What to do?

If person has been exposed to or ingested a poison, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222. A poison expert is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Swallowed Poisons

Any nonfood substance is a potential poison. Do not give anything by mouth or induce vomiting. Call Poison Help right away. Do not delay calling, but try to have the substance label or name available when you call.

Fumes, Gases, or Smoke

Get the person into fresh air and call 911, the fire department, or an emergency number. If the child is not breathing, start CPR and continue until help arrives. (Please see other side.)

Skin Exposure

If acids, lye, pesticides, chemicals, poisonous plants, or any potentially poisonous substance comes in contact with a child's skin, eyes, or hair, brush off any residual material while wearing rubber gloves, if possible. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin, eyes, or hair with large amount of water or mild soap and water. Do not scrub. Call Poison Help for further advice.

If a person is unconscious, becoming drowsy, having convulsions, or having trouble breathing, call 911 or an emergency number. Bring the poisonous substance (safely contained) with you to the hospital.


Medical Committee
Anjuman-e-Asghari 2012


These names are for your information only please do not contact them in medical Emergency Call 911 or your doctor or your Clinic.


If you have a medical problem to discuss please email female or male doctor and you will be contacted.


Ansar Ahmed MD. MRCP (UK): Neurologist 

[email protected]

Home: 763-478-6406

Cell: 612-207-3043


Fatima Jaffer: BS, RN, CNP: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics

[email protected]

Cell: 612-385-4191 


Mohamed Jaffer Karim: Pharm. D: Doctor of Pharmacy

[email protected]

Cell: 612-385-3723


Amir Monzavi OD: Doctor of Optometry

[email protected]

Cell: 612 483-1691


Abdulhussein Nathani: MD Hospitalist

[email protected]

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9677


Zahra A Nathani: MHA (Master of Health Administration)

[email protected]

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9089


Shabnam Sabur: BS, RN: Registered Nurse

[email protected]

Home: 763-780-5411

Cell: 763-300-1075


Mohamed Remtulla, President of MN Jamaat

[email protected]

Home: 763-535-7006

Cell: 763-226-0528