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Table 7 Acute poisonings resulting in permanent sequelae in Oslo during one year 2008–2009

From: A one-year observational study of all hospitalized acute poisonings in Oslo: complications, treatment and sequelae

Sex, age Main agent Coagents Intention Days Days on ventilator Comments
♂ 23 GHB   AOSA 9   CA (A). Pneumonia, generalized status myoclonicus, cerebral edema. Severe cerebral damage.
♂ 25 Methadone   Definite suicide attempt 18 7 Drug abuse. CA (A). Mild anoxic cerebral damage.
♂ 27 Heroin   Definite suicide attempt 14 13 Drug abuse. Respiratory depression. Mild anoxic cerebral damage.
♂ 44 Cocaine BZD, anabolic steroids, paracetamol AOSA 7 3 CA (VF). Pneumonia, rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Mild cerebral damage.
♂ 48 Heroin   AOSA 17   Drug abuse. Pneumonia, acute renal failure and mitral valve endocarditis requiring surgery. Prosthetic mitral valve.
  1. A asystolia, AOSA accidental overdose with substances of abuse, BZD benzodiazepines, CA cardiac arrest, GHB gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, VF ventricular fibrillation.