Survival analysis for respiratory failure in patients with food-borne botulism

  title={Survival analysis for respiratory failure in patients with food-borne botulism},
  author={R. Witoonpanich and E. Vichayanrat and Kanit Tantisiriwit and Manas Wongtanate and Niwatchai Sucharitchan and Petchdee Oranrigsupak and Aphinya Chuesuwan and Weeraworn Nakarawat and Ariya Tima and S. Suwatcharangkoon and A. Ingsathit and S. Rattanasiri and W. Wananukul},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={177 - 183}
  • R. Witoonpanich, E. Vichayanrat, +10 authors W. Wananukul
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Introduction. Botulism is a rare presynaptic neuromuscular junction disorder caused by potent toxins produced by the anaerobic, spore-forming, Gram-positive bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Food-borne botulism is caused by the ingestion of foods contaminated with botulinum toxin. In March 2006, there was a large outbreak of food-borne botulism associated with the ingestion of home-canned bamboo shoots in Thailand. The survival analyses for respiratory failure in these patients were studied and… CONTINUE READING
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