Liquid ecstasy intoxication: clinical features of 505 consecutive emergency department patients.

@article{Galicia2011LiquidEI,
  title={Liquid ecstasy intoxication: clinical features of 505 consecutive emergency department patients.},
  author={Miguel Galicia and Santiago Nogu{\'e} and O Scar Mir{\'o}},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={462-6}
}
BACKGROUND To describe the epidemiological profile and clinical manifestations of liquid ecstasy (GHB) poisonings. METHODS All cases of GHB poisoning or overdose admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) of the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona) between 2000 and 2007 were recorded. RESULTS A total of 505 patients (mean age 24.7 years, 68% men) were included. Most patients were brought to the hospital by ambulance (98%), during the weekend (89%) and during the early morning (75%). Symptoms began in… CONTINUE READING

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