New hazards in paediatric poisoning presentations.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559060
Title:
New hazards in paediatric poisoning presentations.
Authors:
Moore, C; Crowley, E; Doyle, J; Okafor, I; McNamara, R; Deiratany, S; Nicholson, A J
Citation:
New hazards in paediatric poisoning presentations. 2015, 108 (2):58-9 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559060
PubMed ID:
25803960
Abstract:
Accidental ingestion is an important preventable cause of childhood morbidity. All accidental ingestion presentations (n = 478) to a tertiary paediatric ED from January 2010 to December 2011 were analysed. These results were compared with a similar study in the same institution ten years previously in 2001 and showed that while accidental ingestions constituted a higher proportion of presentations (0.5% in this study v 0.45% in 2001), fewer had investigations performed (21% v 35%) and fewer were admitted (7% v 20%). Accidental ingestions account for 0.5% of presentations and are an important focus of home safety information for parents and guardians. Paracetamol (n = 67, 14%) and liquid detergent capsules (n = 44, 9.2%) were the two most common substances implicated in these presentations, and have the potential to cause severe morbidity and mortality.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
POISONING; CHILDREN
MeSH:
Acetaminophen; Charcoal; Child, Preschool; Databases, Factual; Hospitals, Pediatric; Household Products; Humans; Ireland; Poisoning; Retrospective Studies; Tertiary Care Centers
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Een
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Jen
dc.contributor.authorOkafor, Ien
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, Ren
dc.contributor.authorDeiratany, Sen
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, A Jen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T15:02:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T15:02:54Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationNew hazards in paediatric poisoning presentations. 2015, 108 (2):58-9 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25803960en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559060en
dc.description.abstractAccidental ingestion is an important preventable cause of childhood morbidity. All accidental ingestion presentations (n = 478) to a tertiary paediatric ED from January 2010 to December 2011 were analysed. These results were compared with a similar study in the same institution ten years previously in 2001 and showed that while accidental ingestions constituted a higher proportion of presentations (0.5% in this study v 0.45% in 2001), fewer had investigations performed (21% v 35%) and fewer were admitted (7% v 20%). Accidental ingestions account for 0.5% of presentations and are an important focus of home safety information for parents and guardians. Paracetamol (n = 67, 14%) and liquid detergent capsules (n = 44, 9.2%) were the two most common substances implicated in these presentations, and have the potential to cause severe morbidity and mortality.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectPOISONINGen
dc.subjectCHILDRENen
dc.subject.meshAcetaminophenen
dc.subject.meshCharcoalen
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshDatabases, Factualen
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Pediatricen
dc.subject.meshHousehold Productsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshPoisoningen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshTertiary Care Centersen
dc.titleNew hazards in paediatric poisoning presentations.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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