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Adverse drug reactions in an Iranian department of adult infectious diseases.
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PMID:  20218124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aimed to assess the frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) (WHO definition) in hospitalized adult patients in an infectious diseases referral ward in Tehran. Of 281 patients evaluated over 6 months, a total of 170 suspected ADRs were reported among 101 patients (35.9%). The most commonly affected organ system was gastrointestinal (47.5%), and the most common class of drugs responsible was anti-infectives (93.1%). ADRs were high among HIV-positive patients (82.9%), mainly due to anti-tuberculosis drugs. Attention to appropriate prescription of drugs is required with more careful clinical and laboratory monitoring of patients.
Z Kourorian; F Fattahi; Z Pourpak; M Rasoolinejad; K Gholami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sant? de la M?diterran?e orientale = al-Majallah al-?i???yah li-sharq al-mutawassi?     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2010-04-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1351-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute, Children's Medical Centre, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Anti-Infective Agents / adverse effects
Chi-Square Distribution
Communicable Diseases / complications,  drug therapy*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Drug Monitoring
Drug Prescriptions
Drug Toxicity / chemically induced*,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Gastrointestinal Diseases / chemically induced,  epidemiology
HIV Infections / complications
Hospitals, Public
Hospitals, Teaching
Inpatients / statistics & numerical data*
Iran / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Patient Selection
Risk Factors
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0/Anti-Infective Agents

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