Aghakhani, N and Nikoonejad, A.R (2015) EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TRAMADOL POISONING IN URMIA. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 12 (12). pp. 1081-1087.


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Tramadol is an opioid analgesic drug that is used to reduce moderate to severe pain. By considering the side effects of Diclofenac, its usage and associated toxicity have been increased recently. Determining the prevalence of tramadol toxicity can provide suitable information for managers in this field. This research has been carried out based on by this purpose. Materials & Methods: In this descriptive study which was conducted in Taleghani hospital, documents of all patients who referred the emergency ward with poisoning diagnosis were investigated during 1390. Result: Prevalence of tramadol poisoning comparing to the other kinds of poisoning was 91.2% in men, and 65.5% in singles. Young people ( aged 18 to 28) had the highest consumption of 68%. 17.5% of patients have taken other tablets with tramadol, 38.1% of them had symptoms of a seizure. 61.9% of patients were hospitalized for less than two days. Conclusion: By considering high prevalence of poisoning of tramadol especially among young people and its side effects on physical and mental health, providing facilities to enhance people’ information and education by health care providers is necessary, and it is highly recommended

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: epidemiology, poisoning, tramadol
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email gholipour.s@umsu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2018 06:59
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 05:34
URI: http://eprints.umsu.ac.ir/id/eprint/4160

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