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Toxicology surveillance system of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Emergencies: first-year analysis.
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PMID:  21817912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We aim to describe the characteristics and the management of the paediatric poisonings registered in the Toxicology Surveillance System created by the Intoxications Working Group of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Emergencies. We reviewed 130 episodes registered during 1 year. The main involved substances were drugs (73, 56.2%), household products (24,18.5%) and ethanol (16, 12.3%). Most common mechanisms were accidental poisonings at home in children of less than 5 years (91, 70%; principally, paracetamol or anticatharrals) and patients of 12-18 years (24.6%), with recreational alcohol consumption or suicide attempt. Approximately 10% received prehospital treatment and 56.9% received treatment in the paediatric emergency department (PED), which mainly activated charcoal. Approximately 50% were managed as outpatients, and all did well. Although intoxications are infrequent in PED and the short-term prognosis is good, the consumption of healthcare resources is high.
Beatriz Azkunaga; Santiago Mintegi; Irati Bizkarra; Javier Fernández;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5695     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Emergency, Cruces Hospital, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain.
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