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Injuries from ingesting wire bristles dislodged from grill-cleaning brushes - Providence, Rhode Island, 2009-2012.
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PMID:  23206515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Foreign object ingestion is a common reason for visiting an emergency department; however, wire grill-cleaning brush bristles are an uncommon foreign object. This report describes a series of twelve cases identified in a single hospital system from July 2009 through June 2012. Patients included six males and six females; ages ranged from 11 to 75 (mean: 47years). The patients all reported recent outdoor residential food grilling and use of commercially available wire grill-cleaning brushes. The severity of injury ranged from puncture of the soft tissues of the neck, causing severe pain on swallowing, to perforation of the gastrointestinal tract requiring emergent surgery. Before cooking, persons should examine the grill surface carefully for the presence of wire bristles that might have dislodged from the grill brush and could embed in cooked food. Alternative residential grill-cleaning methods or products might be considered.
David J Grand; Thomas K Egglin; William W Mayo-Smith; John J Cronan; Julie Gilchrist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of safety research     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1879-1247     ISO Abbreviation:  J Safety Res     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264241     Medline TA:  J Safety Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 National Safety Council and Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown Univ., Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Electronic address:
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