An analysis of carbon monoxide poisoning cases in Bursa, Turkey.

  title={An analysis of carbon monoxide poisoning cases in Bursa, Turkey.},
  author={Sule Akk{\"o}se and Nihat T{\"u}rkmen and M{\"u}ge Bulut and Semra Akg{\"o}z and Remzi Işçimen and B Eren},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={16 1},
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from coal and gas heaters is a public health concern in Turkey. This study estimated the prevalence, mortality rate and clinical predictors of severity of CO poisoning cases treated at the emergency unit of the Uludağ University Medical School, Bursa from 1996 to 2006. Of 305 patients treated over a 10-year period, only 1 case was recorded as suicide. The CO source was a coal heater in 85.9% of cases. Mean Glasgow coma score (GCS) on admission was 12.8 (SD 0.2… CONTINUE READING