Lethality of suicidal organophosphorus poisoning in an Indian population: exploring preventability

@article{Kar2006LethalityOS,
  title={Lethality of suicidal organophosphorus poisoning in an Indian population: exploring preventability},
  author={Nilamadhab Kar},
  journal={Annals of General Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={17 - 17}
}
BACKGROUND Suicide by organophosphorus poisoning is common in India. Study of factors associated with lethality may suggest methods for prevention. METHODS Severity of symptoms, biochemical manifestation of poisoning, degree of lethality and the outcome were studied with an aim to explore the modifiable factors associated with lethality and to discuss preventability. Clinical variables were collected; symptoms were rated by the physicians using global impression of severity; and the lethality… CONTINUE READING
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