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Medication prescribing errors in a pediatric inpatient tertiary care setting in Saudi Arabia
BackgroundMedication errors (MEs) are among the most common types of medical errors and one of the most common and preventable causes of iatrogenic injuries. The aims of the present study were; (i)Expand
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Prevalence and predictors of antibiotic prescription errors in an emergency department, Central Saudi Arabia
Background Inappropriate antibiotic (ATB) prescriptions are a threat to patients, leading to adverse drug reactions, bacterial resistance, and subsequently, elevated hospital costs. Our aim was toExpand
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An evaluation of E. coli in urinary tract infection in emergency department at KAMC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: retrospective study
BackgroundUrinary tract infection (UTIS) is a common infectious disease in which level of antimicrobial resistance are alarming worldwide. Therefore, this study aims to describe the prevalence andExpand
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An evaluation of community-acquired urinary tract infection and appropriateness of treatment in an emergency department in Saudi Arabia
Introduction Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a serious health problem affecting millions of people every year. Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions put patients at risk and lead to bacterialExpand
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An Evaluation Of Antibiotics Prescribing Patterns In The Emergency Department Of A Tertiary Care Hospital In Saudi Arabia
Background Antibiotic prescriptions at emergency departments (ED) could be a primary contributing factor to the overuse of antimicrobial agents and subsequently antimicrobial resistance. The aim ofExpand
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Severity scores and their associated factors among orally poisoned toddlers: a cross sectional single poison center study
BackgroundOne of the most unfortunate events toddlers may encounter during their early years of curiosity and experimentation is substance poisoning. The aim of the study was to evaluate the poisonExpand
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Drugs may be Induced Methemoglobinemia
Methemoglobinemia is a rare disorder of the blood in which there is an increase in the proportion of hemoglobin present in the oxidized form (methemoglobin). It may be inherited, due either to aExpand
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Comparative outcome analysis of home-initiated non-medical interventions among toddlers with orally ingested substances
BackgroundPoison management guidelines recommend contacting or visiting poison centers directly after exposure. However, some parents initiated non-medical interventions on their children beforeExpand
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Hospital Performance Indicators and Their Associated Factors in Acute Child Poisoning at a Single Poison Center, Central Saudi Arabia
AbstractAdmission rate and length of stay (LOS) are two hospital performance indicators that affect the quality of care, patients’ satisfaction, bed turnover, and health cost expenditures. The aim ofExpand
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Intentional poisoning among preadolescents at one poison center in Saudi Arabia
Background: The epidemiology of intentional poisoning among preadolescents in conservative communities needs further exploration. Preadolescence (9-14 years) is a remarkable human developmental stageExpand
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