[Dosis sola facit venenum: outcome of intoxications in a Swiss university hospital]

Muster, C; Exadaktylos, A; Haberkern, M (2012). [Dosis sola facit venenum: outcome of intoxications in a Swiss university hospital]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 101(6), pp. 381-7. Bern: Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a000865

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Poisoning is a frequent disease in an emergency division. During four years we observed patients with poisoning related to there reason of intoxication, the degree of severity, age group and sex, and tried to make conclusions about lethal outcome on behalf of our data. The severity was defined by the «poison severity scale» (PSS). 1515 patients with intoxication in four years were documented. 152 (10%) of them had a severe intoxication or lethal outcome. In women suicide predominated as reason of severe intoxication, whereas in men an abuse of alcool and drugs was mostly seen. A multidisciplinary approach is important for handling intoxicated patients. Our investigation showed a good somatical outcome of patients with severe intoxication. Mortality was 5% (7/152 patients).

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

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Haberkern Schläpfer, Monika and Exadaktylos, Aristomenis Konstantinos








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04 Oct 2013 14:34

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17 Mar 2015 21:23

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/13529 (FactScience: 220081)

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