Toxicology screening results: injury associations among hospitalized trauma patients.

@article{Blondell2005ToxicologySR,
  title={Toxicology screening results: injury associations among hospitalized trauma patients.},
  author={Richard D. Blondell and Heather N. Dodds and Stephen W. Looney and Casey M Lewis and Joseph L. Hagan and James K. Lukan and Timothy James Servoss},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          561-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND Substance abuse is associated with injuries, but these associations have not been well characterized by type of substance and injury type. METHODS A cross-sectional study of patients selected for toxicology screening compared those with positive and those with negative test results for drugs and alcohol. RESULTS Patients with positive alcohol toxicology results were more likely to have violence-related and penetrating injuries than patients with negative results. However, after… CONTINUE READING

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