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Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital

Rabia Akel Tasdemir, Ayse Ferdane Oguzoncul, Osman Kurt.

Abstract
Introduction: Poisoning is the emergence of unwanted signs and symptoms in an organism after exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or organic materials. We performed this study to evaluate the cases admitted to the emergency service due to poisoning.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study included 167 poisoning cases who were admitted to Bigadic State Hospital Emergency Service. We retrospectively assessed the patients by using forms of poisoning after obtaining the necessary permits.
Results: The gender of 56.3% of the cases were female. Besides, 53.5% of the patients admitted within a day during the study period were women. The poisoning incident was for suicidal purposes in 17.4% of patients. However, %80.8 of poisoning cases were accidental.
Conclusion: As a result, our study is remarkable for demonstrating poisoning events to be seen as more frequent and to have a critical place, especially in forensic cases in our region. The higher frequency of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among young women was striking. We, moreover, determined accidental poisoning cases to be more prevalent in childhood.

Key words: Poisoning, Emergency Service, Suicide


 
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Tasdemir RA, Oguzoncul AF, Kurt O. Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. Ulutas Med J. 2020; 6(1): 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151


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Tasdemir RA, Oguzoncul AF, Kurt O. Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. http://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=82248 [Access: March 31, 2020]. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151


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Tasdemir RA, Oguzoncul AF, Kurt O. Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. Ulutas Med J. 2020; 6(1): 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Tasdemir RA, Oguzoncul AF, Kurt O. Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. Ulutas Med J. (2020), [cited March 31, 2020]; 6(1): 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151



Harvard Style

Tasdemir, R. A., Oguzoncul, . A. F. & Kurt, . O. (2020) Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. Ulutas Med J, 6 (1), 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151



Turabian Style

Tasdemir, Rabia Akel, Ayse Ferdane Oguzoncul, and Osman Kurt. 2020. Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 6 (1), 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151



Chicago Style

Tasdemir, Rabia Akel, Ayse Ferdane Oguzoncul, and Osman Kurt. "Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 6 (2020), 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tasdemir, Rabia Akel, Ayse Ferdane Oguzoncul, and Osman Kurt. "Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 6.1 (2020), 23-29. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tasdemir, R. A., Oguzoncul, . A. F. & Kurt, . O. (2020) Evaluation of Poisoning Cases Admitted to the Emergency Service of a District State Hospital. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 6 (1), 23-29. doi:10.5455/umj.20200116102151