Retrospective evaluation of patients at follow-up with acute poisoning in Intensive Care Unit

Conclusion: Suicide attempts are prominent in acute poisoning, and the young female population is at higher risk. It was found that drugs, particularly antidepressants and antipsychotic agents were the most common cause of poisoning. The high cost of treatment of acute intoxication cases is a major cause of economic burden. Clinicians should be more careful when prescribing such drugs.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news
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Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
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Source: Current Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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