Montserrat Amigó Tadin

Montserrat Amigó Tadin
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona · Servicio de Urgencias

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Objectives: Activated charcoal in suspension contains 600 mg/mL of sucrose. We aimed to assess the impact of an activated charcoal suspension on blood glucose levels in patients with acute medication poisoning. Material and methods: We identified drug patients whose blood glucose levels were measured before and after administration of activated...
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Objective To describe the characteristics of paediatric patients with suspected poisoning treated by advanced life support (ALS) units, and to evaluate quality indicators (QI) for the prehospital emergency care of these patients. Method A one-year observational study of patients under 18 years of age exposed to poisoning and treated by an ALS unit...
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Objectives: To describe health care quality indicators in cases of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure attended by prehospital services and to explore factors associated with the use of pulse CO-oximetry (SpCO) for the noninvasive estimation of CO saturation of arterial blood. Material and methods: Cohort study of patients exposed to CO and transporte...
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Objective: To describe the characteristics of paediatric patients with suspected poisoning treated by advanced life support (ALS) units, and to evaluate quality indicators (QI) for the prehospital emergency care of these patients. Method: A one-year observational study of patients under 18 years of age exposed to poisoning and treated by an ALS...
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En: We analyzed epidemiologic and clinical characteristics, treatment received, and clinical course in cases of pepper spray injury treated in the chemical decontamination area of an emergency department over a 5-year period. A total of 15 patients with a mean (SD) age of 25 (8.3) years were included. Thirteen were men and 53% were foreign-born. A...
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Objectives: To evaluate an advanced triage protocol for administering activated charcoal to decontaminate the digestive tract after acute medication poisoning. The protocol sought to reduce times from patient arrival to start of decontamination; the study sought to assess the effect of the protocol on clinical outcome. Methods: Prospective study of...
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Objective: To analyze the characteristics of patients coming to the emergency room seeking postexposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) after high-risk sex. Methods: Over a 6-month period, emergency requests for postexposure STD prophylaxis were reviewed. We recorded epidemiologic variables, type of sexual risk behavior, reason...
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Exposure to chemicals harmful to the skin and/or eyes is a common reason for seeking emergency care. Our aim was to describe the characteristics of patients treated in the chemical decontamination unit of an area referral hospital. This 18- month descriptive observational study evaluated the epidemiologic, toxicologic, clinical, and therapeutic cha...
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Objective To determine whether there are gender-based differences in the clinical presentation, therapeutic approaches and outcomes in acute poisoning treated with activated charcoal.
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During a two month period, the authors gathered data from patients who visited an emergency ward due to acute intoxication by a household product, and they compared the care which those patients required with the other patients suffering from different intoxications. The variables were introduced and analyzed using a SPSS 75.0 statistics package. T...
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To identify the pattern of use of activated charcoal in the treatment of poisonings, and to evaluate the prevalence and severity of adverse reactions and define the risk factors associated with them. Observational, prospective 7-year study. Patients receiving activated charcoal for gut decontamination were included. Epidemiological, toxicological,...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To identify the pattern of use of activated charcoal in the treatment of poisonings, and to evaluate the prevalence and severity of adverse reactions and define the risk factors associated with them. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Observational, prospective 7-year study. Patients receiving activated charcoal for gut decontamination...
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Objective: To ascertain the scientific output of Spanish emergency department nurses with respect to numbers of articles and subjects studied, and according to the institutions, provinces and autonomous communities where research is most promoted and the journals in which it is being published. Method: A document search was carried out using the CU...
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We present a map of 24 indicators to measure the quality of care given to patients with acute poisoning attended in the emergency department. These include structural indicators (availability of protocols, stocks of antidotes, analytical tests, gastric lavage tubes), process indicators (correct indication of gut decontamination techniques, indicati...
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We present a map of 24 indicators to measure the quality of care given to patients with acute poisoning attended in the emergency department. These include structural indicators (availability of protocols, stocks of antidotes, analytical tests, gastric lavage tubes), process indicators (correct indication of gut decontamination techniques, indicati...
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Objetivo: Conocer la producción científica española de la enfermería de urgencias en cuanto a número y temas investigados, saber las instituciones, provincias y comunidades autónomas donde más se promueve la investigación enfermera y las revistas donde se publican estos trabajos. Método: Búsqueda de documentos en la base de datos CUIDEN de la Funda...
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Objective To identify differences between types of intoxications, determine the needs of intoxicated patients, measure the number of interventions carried out and verify the quality of the healthcare process.Method Data were collected from the charts of all intoxicated patients seen by the Emergency Department during a 2-month period. Techniques, p...
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To identify differences between types of intoxications, determine the needs of intoxicated patients, measure the number of interventions carried out and verify the quality of the healthcare process. Data were collected from the charts of all intoxicated patients seen by the Emergency Department during a 2-month period. Techniques, procedures and tr...
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Las intoxicaciones agudas constituyen un motivo deconsulta frecuente en los Servicios de Urgencias. El objetivo ha sidomedir la calidad de la asistencia ofrecida a pacientes intoxicados,identificar aquellos aspectos que se encuentran por debajo de unestándar de calidad, aplicar medidas correctoras en los procesos conoportunidades de mejora y monito...
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Patients with acute poisonings are frequently seen in the Emergency Department. The objectives of this study were to measure the quality of care offered to intoxicated patients, to identify those aspects that did meet quality standards, to apply corrective measures in the processes where improvement was possible and to monitor the results obtained....
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Alcohol is a socially accepted drug which is commercialized in multiple products including wine, cognac, gin, beer, anisette, vermouth, rum, etc. and which can be consumed in small quantities without producing harmful effects on one's health; nonetheless, women are more susceptible to alcohol's damages and an abusive consumption of alcohol creates...
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Objetivo: Medir la calidad asistencial ofrecida en el Servicio de Urgencias (SU) a los pacientes intoxicados, mediante un mapa de indicadores. Método: Se diseñan 25 indicadores de calidad (6 estructurales, 15 funcionales y 4 administrativos), definiendo unos estándares mínimos. Se evalúa la asistencia que reciben los intoxicados atendidos durante u...
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A patient suffering a drug addiction usually presents some characteristic demands and necessities. A professional's attitude must be clear and firm, showing empathy and being an active listener offering assistance, but not expressing either rebuke or threats. The professional attending such a patient takes advantage of a consultation to motivate th...
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Alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine and benzodiazepines, in that order, are the most common substance addictions in Spain. The medical problems caused both by chronic medical pathologies associated with their consumption and by overdoses and withdrawal syndromes, are frequently seen in emergency departments. Knowledge of substance abuse and addiction...
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Gut decontamination (GD) may be used as a treatment for acute therapeutic drug overdose (ATDO) to reduce the absorption of the drug and thereby avoid the presence or worsening of signs and symptoms of intoxication. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of GD in ATDO patients. A 4-month prospective observational study was...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Gut decontamination (GD) may be used as a treatment for acute therapeutic drug overdose (ATDO) to reduce the absorption of the drug and thereby avoid the presence or worsening of signs and symptoms of intoxication. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of GD in ATDO patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD...
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The admission in emergency wards of patients having problems with, or suffering from an overdose of, drugs is a habitual event. The main cause is alcoholic intoxication, followed by heroin abuse until about four or five years ago. Nowadays emergency care for an overdose of cocaine, or its derivatives, and synthetic drugs such as ecstasy or liquid e...
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To determine whether there are gender-based differences in the clinical presentation, therapeutic approaches and outcomes in acute poisoning treated with activated charcoal. A descriptive study conducted in the Emergency Department of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona over the 7 years between the years 2001 and 2008. The study included poisoned pati...

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