Pediatr Emerg Care 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
From the *Department of Pediatrics, Loghman Hakim Hospital, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran †King's College London, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom ‡Kish Institute of Science and Technology §Social Determinants of Health Research Center ∥Department of Clinical Toxicology, Loghman Hakim Hospital, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Background: Acute poisoning is a significant and preventable cause of mortality among children internationally. The aims of this study were to assess the case fatality rate of children admitted to an inner-city hospital for acute poisoning and to compare the demographics and source of poisoning of fatal cases.
Methods: This was a retrospective review of patient data recorded in the Hospital Information System for Loghman Hakim Hospital, that is, the central referral hospital for poisoning in Tehran, Iran. Read More