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What is the role of intoxication cases in the intensive care workload during the pandemic period?

Ahmet Yuksek, Mustafa Enes Demirel, Okkes Hakan Miniksar.


The aim of our study is to examine intoxication cases treated in the intensive care unit during the covid-19 pandemic, to reveal the effect of these cases on the number of intensive care patients and their relationship with the pandemic period. The patient records of the pandemic period and the year before the pandemic were retrospectively reviewed. During the pandemic period, the ratio of intoxication cases to other intensive care patients treated in the same period decreased. Among the intoxication cases, the use of drugs for suicide was increased. The average age of intoxication cases and length of stay in the hospital increased. Although the covid-19 pandemic does not add an additional burden to the workload in intensive care, it has changed the demographics of intoxications.

Key words: Covid-19; Intoxications, intensive care, workload

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