Trends of acute drug and chemical toxicities in adults and adolescents in Tehran, Iran between 2012 and 2018: a retrospective chart review - Hadeiy SK, Parhizgar P, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Zamani N, Khoshkar A, Kolahi AA, Amirabadizadeh A, Rezaei O.

Poisoning is among the top three common causes of suicidal deaths in Iran. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic trend of poisoning and its mortality rate in the largest tertiary toxicology referral center in Iran between 2012 and 2018. A total of 84,242 ...
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OBJECTIVES: Suicidal and accidental poisoning due to drug overdose is one of the common reason of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Considering such statement, toxicological analysis becomes imperative in suicidal, accidental and also in homicida...
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Importance: Life expectancy has decreased in the US, driven largely by increases in drug poisoning, suicide, and alcohol-induced deaths. Assessing whether patterns of these causes differ is required to inform public health interventions. Objective: To ...
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CONCLUSION: Self-poisoning among the elderly is associated with poorer clinical outcomes than in younger adult patients. Suicide among the elderly is a potentially preventable public health problem, and with proper identification of the associated risk factors, appropriate multidisciplinary intervention strategies can be implemented. PMID: 32893518 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
NSAIDs are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, thus, they will provide analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet effects. Severe poisoning and death because of acute intoxication can occur by ingestions of more than 400 mg/kg. This cross-se...
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PURPOSE: To investigate suicide-related over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medication exposures among individuals ≥6 years old reported to United States (US) poison control centers. METHODS: Data from the National Poison Data System for the years 200...
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Introduction Suicide by self-poisoning is a common cause of death, especially in the younger population. More specifically, hair-dye poisoning is being increasingly used for suicide. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), also known as "Kala pathar", is a highly toxi...
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INTRODUCTION: Several epidemiological studies have evaluated the role of illicit drug use in suicide behaviour. AIM: To assess patients with opioid use disorder and suicidal intent related to behavior, severity of acute poisoning and the most commo...
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The number of death from insulin overdose, including accidental poisoning, suicide and homicide, is increasing these years. The forensic diagnosis of death from insulin overdose is a tough task. Glucose is the main energy source of the brain. Therefore, hy...
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The aim of this work was to present the clinical symptoms and toxicological results in the case of intentional poisoning in a 33-year-old man, who took caffeine in powder form. The autopsy and histopathological analysis showed no significant changes. The r...
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ConclusionSuicidal behavior is prevalent among school-going adolescents in Bangladesh. This study underscores the importance of early screening and interventions targeted to adolescents at risk, which might reduce the suicide rate among this population in Bangladesh.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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