2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
to assess the outcome in patients with acute OP poisoning requiring mechanical ventilation
Author(s): Dr. Girish Swamy
Abstract: Background: Organophosphorus (OP) pesticide poisoning is a serious occupational hazard. The present study was conducted to assess the outcome in patients with acute OP poisoning requiring mechanical ventilation. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted on 56 patients of OP poisoning admitted to emergency ward of both genders. In all patients, mode of poisoning, reason for ingestion/poisoning, time from ingestion of OP to administration of PAM (Lag time) and duration of mechanical ventilation was recorded.
Results: Out of 56, males were 34 and females were 22. Out of 56, 42 survived and 14 expired. out of 14 patients, 10 were suicidal and 4 were accidental. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Severity of poisoning was mild in 6, moderate in 5 and severe in 3.
Conclusion: Patients put on mechanical ventilator for organophosphorus poisoning had maximum reason of suicidal cases.
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Dr. Girish Swamy. to assess the outcome in patients with acute OP poisoning requiring mechanical ventilation. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2018;1(2):16-18. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2018.v1.i2a.14