|Complications of carbon monoxide poisoning.|
|PMID: 11533819 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|OBJECTIVE: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning is a common problem that occurs during winter and leads to serious complications. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 24 consecutive cases admitted with the aim of finding the causes and outcome of acute carbon monoxide poisoning. RESULTS: The source of poisoning was charcoal in 71% of patients, motor gasoline in 21%, and other causes in 8%. Immediate complications included altered consciousness level in 54% of patients, metabolic acidosis in 46%, pneumonia in 42%, cardiac arrhythmia in 29% and rhabdomyolysis in 25%. Late neurological complications occurred in 17% of patients. All the patients received 100% oxygen. Eleven patients (46%) required mechanical ventilation. Ultimately, 19 patients (79%) recovered completely, 4 (17%) had neurological or cardiac disorders, and 1 (4%) died. CONCLUSION: Immediate and late complications are common in carbon monoxide poisoning cases admitted to the hospital especially when they arrive late. Time lapse between exposure and presentation may have a role in predicting the outcome.|
|M S Al-Moamary; A S Al-Shammary; A A Al-Shimemeri; M M Ali; H H Al-Jahdali; A A Awada|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: Saudi medical journal Volume: 21 ISSN: 0379-5284 ISO Abbreviation: Saudi Med J Publication Date: 2000 Apr|
|Created Date: 2001-09-04 Completed Date: 2001-10-11 Revised Date: 2008-06-23|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 7909441 Medline TA: Saudi Med J Country: Saudi Arabia|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 361-3 Citation Subset: IM|
|Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning / blood, complications*, mortality, therapy
Coma / etiology
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Pneumonia / etiology
Predictive Value of Tests
Rhabdomyolysis / etiology
Saudi Arabia / epidemiology
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