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Scale to assess severity in organophosphorus intoxication: POP scale

Show simple item record Senanayake, N. en_US de Silva, H.J. en_US Karalliedde, L.A. en_US 2014-10-29T09:11:03Z 2014-10-29T09:11:03Z 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Human and Experimental Toxicology. 1993; 12(4): pp.297-299 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0960-3271 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1477-0903 (Electronic) en_US
dc.description Indexed in MEDLINE
dc.description.abstract We have developed a clinical scale to assess severity or organophosphorus (OP) intoxication. Five common clinical manifestations of OP poisoning have been selected as parameters, each to be assessed on a 3 point scale varying from 0-2. Poisoning can then be graded as mild (score 0-3), moderate (score 4-7) or severe (score 8-11) when the patient first presents. The scale was validated using two consecutive series of 173 patients with OP poisoning. Correlations between the scores obtained on admission and three outcome variables, namely, death, the need for ventilatory support and the dose of atropine required in the first 24 hours after admission were significant. We believe that this scale would assist in grading severity of OP intoxication at first contact and help in predicting possible outcome.
dc.publisher SAGE Publishing en_US
dc.subject Organophosphate Poisoning
dc.subject Organophosphorus Compounds
dc.title Scale to assess severity in organophosphorus intoxication: POP scale en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Medicine en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor British Toxicology Society en_US

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