Clinical Course in Acute Self-Poisonings: A Prospective Study of 1125 Consecutively Hospitalised Adults
Jacobsen D~~et al
The clinical course in an unselected group of 1125 consecutively hospitalized self-poisoning cases was studied during one year in Oslo. Administration of antidotes, cuffed intubation and forced alkaline diuresis were the most frequent special therapeutic measures taken. The change in pattern of self-poisoning in Oslo focuses on antidote therapy and intensive care but limits the need for haemodialysis and haemoperfusion. 17 refs.