Year: 2007 Source: Advances in Therapy, v.24, no.6, (November/December 2007), p.1321-1329 SIEC No: 20090582

This study evaluated the demographic, causative, & biologic characteristics of 63 patients with organophosphate poisoning admitted to 2 hospitals in Turkey. 53 of the patients had suicidal intent & 10 cases were accidental. The mean age of patients who had attempted suicide was 28.5 years. No statistically significant differences were noted between accidental exposure & suicidal ingestion in terms of severity, mechanical ventilation rate, complications, & mortality. (22 refs.)