Trends in acute adult poisoning in a ten-year period in Turkey: factors affecting the hazardous outcome.

@article{Satar2009TrendsIA,
  title={Trends in acute adult poisoning in a ten-year period in Turkey: factors affecting the hazardous outcome.},
  author={Salim Satar and Gulşah Seydaoğlu and Ayca Acikalin Akpinar and Ahmet Sebe and Emre Karakoç and Umut Gumusay and Mustafa Yilmaz and Y{\"u}ksel Gokel},
  journal={Bratislavske lekarske listy},
  year={2009},
  volume={110 7},
  pages={404-11}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the trends in acute adult poisoning data during ten years in university emergency department and determine the factors of hazardous outcome such as severe clinical status, prolonged hospital stay and mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS Medical records of 4569 poisoned patients admitted to Emergency Department (ED) of Qukurova University, School of Medicine in Adana. RESULTS The mean age of 2988 females (65.4% of the patients) was 24.5+/-10.1 years… CONTINUE READING