Magnet-related injury rates in children: a single hospital experience.

  title={Magnet-related injury rates in children: a single hospital experience.},
  author={Chioma Agbo and Lois S Lee and Vincent Chiang and Assaf Landscahft and Tomer Kimia and Michael C. Monuteaux and Amir A. Kimia},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={57 1},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The ingestion of multiple magnets simultaneously or the placement of magnets in both nares can lead to serious injury resulting from the attraction of the magnets across the tissues. The impact of mandatory standards for toys containing magnets has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of the present study was to describe the emergency department (ED) visit rate for magnet-related injuries. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of children evaluated for… CONTINUE READING
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