Mortality among organophosphate poisoning patients presenting with low Glasgow coma scale score at A Tertiary Care Hospital.
This study is designed to assess the mortality in OPP patients with low GCS scores. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center. Period: From 1st February 2018 to 31st August 2018. Material & Methods: Included patients with low GCS, both genders and age of 18-60 years diagnosed with OPP. Their GCS was calculated and the outcome was determined in terms of mortality.
Results: Out of 70 patients, the mean age was 35.2+16.5 years with the majority (62.9%) <30 years. 62.9% of these were males. Most (57.1%) of them presented after ingestion of <15mL of OP, 60% had the poisoning for >60 minutes, and the majority (74.3%) had taken it orally. When the GCS was computed, 81.40% had that of >5, while the mean came out to be 6.64 ±1.43. The mortality rate here was 17.10%. Conclusion: GCS toll can be a helpful and practical tool in assessing the mortality among the patients of OPP. However, because of the limited literature on the subject further studies are recommended to improve its validity.