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Gabriela Grigorasi

Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

  • Research Article   
    Medical Emergencies Related Illicit Drugs-Ethanol, Cannabis and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
    Author(s): Gabriela Grigorasi, Diana Cimpoesu, Ovidiu Tudor Popa, Anca Haisan, Bashtawi Mariem, Irina Ciumanghel, Mihaela Corlade

    Drug consumption especially among teenagers is recognized as a major public health problem, with evidence that its use has significant neurological and psychosocial health consequences. The present study aimed to describe the acute recreational drug toxicity resulting in attendances to a large urban Emergency Department (ED) in the North-East region of Romania. A descriptive retrospective study was conducted for a five months period which included all patients admitted to the ED for voluntary/accidental exposure to ethanol, cannabis, cannabinoids and new psychoactive (ethnobotanical) substances (NPS). The studied group included 60 patients, average age 37 years old, with an increased incidence of consumption in the age group 21 years-30 years. The most commonly reported clinical symptoms were: unrest reported by 75% patients, restlessness reported by 47% patients,.. View More»

    DOI: 10.36648/2471-853X.22.8.76

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