Department of Pharmacology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (DU) Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
A Prospective Observational Study on Pattern, Severity and Outcome of Different Poisoning Cases in a Tertiary Care Hospital,
Author(s): Dr Vijay H Mate*, Dr Priti P Dhande, Dr Satish B Gonarkar and Dr Vijaya A Pandit
Introduction: The severity and outcome in poisoning cases are determined by multiple factors including poison characteristics, mode and amount of poisoning as well as treatment opportunity.
Methods: This is a prospective observational study conducted in emergency medicine department of a tertiary care hospital. The study included 88 poisoning and 11 snake bite cases. Data regarding demographics, mode of poisoning, lag time in treatment, first aid, outside and indoor treatment, co-morbid illness, duration of hospitalization and final outcome were collected in a pre-structured proforma. Logistic regression and univariate analysis were used to predict the effect of different variables on the outcome by using Mann-Whitney U/Fisher’s Exact test. All the analyses were carried out using.. Read More»