Mathias B Forrester

Summary

Affiliation: Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pediatric insecticide chalk exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 32:554-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of pediatric exposures to concentrated "pack" and traditional laundry detergents
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 29:482-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Adolescent synthetic cathinone exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 29:151-5. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Synthetic cannabinoid and marijuana exposures reported to poison centers
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 31:1006-11. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Work-related health emergency cases due to hydrofluoric acid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 25:456-62. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Surveillance detection of concentrated laundry detergent pack exposures
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 50:847-50. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Adolescent synthetic cannabinoid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:985-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Synthetic cathinone exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:609-15. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Geographic distribution of synthetic cannabinoid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:603-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Effect of cough and cold medication withdrawal and warning on ingestions by young children reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:510-3. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Pediatric insecticide chalk exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 32:554-8. 2013
    ..08-39.50). Of the 187 exposures not involving other substances, 96.8% were known or expected to result in at most minor effects, and 71.1% were managed on site (at residence)...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of pediatric exposures to concentrated "pack" and traditional laundry detergents
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 29:482-6. 2013
    ..Pediatric exposures to concentrated laundry detergent packs may result in serious adverse affects. This study compared pediatric exposures to laundry detergent packs and traditional laundry detergents...
  3. doi request reprint Adolescent synthetic cathinone exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 29:151-5. 2013
    ..This study describes the pattern of adolescent synthetic cathinone exposures reported to a large, statewide poison center system...
  4. doi request reprint Synthetic cannabinoid and marijuana exposures reported to poison centers
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 31:1006-11. 2012
    ..43, 95% CI 1.03-2.05). Compared to marijuana, synthetic cannabinoid exposures were more likely to be used through inhalation, to involve adults, to be used at a residence, and to result in serious outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint Work-related health emergency cases due to hydrofluoric acid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 25:456-62. 2012
    ..Work-related accidents involving hydrofluoric acid can result in serious injury and death. The intent of this investigation was to describe work-related hydrofluoric acid exposures in Texas...
  6. doi request reprint Surveillance detection of concentrated laundry detergent pack exposures
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 50:847-50. 2012
    ..In early 2012, concentrated laundry detergent packs began to be marketed in the United States. Around May 2012, poison centers began to notice that they were handling serious exposures among young children to these products...
  7. doi request reprint Adolescent synthetic cannabinoid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:985-9. 2012
    ..This study describes the pattern of adolescent synthetic cannabinoid exposures reported to a large statewide poison center system...
  8. doi request reprint Synthetic cathinone exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:609-15. 2012
    ..Among the novel classes of synthetic "designer" drugs that have become increasingly popular among recreational drug users are synthetic cathinones. There is limited information on exposures to these substances...
  9. doi request reprint Geographic distribution of synthetic cannabinoid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:603-8. 2012
    ..However, the use of synthetic cannabinoids may result in a variety of adverse effects...
  10. doi request reprint Effect of cough and cold medication withdrawal and warning on ingestions by young children reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:510-3. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Temporal and geographic patterns in opioid abuse in Texas
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Addict Dis 31:93-9. 2012
    ..4% in 2000 to 17.8% in 2010. The opioid analgesic rate per 100,000 was highest (90.15) in northeastern Texas and lowest (27.91) in the southern part of the state...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of Hurricane Rita on Texas poison center calls
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 23:256-62. 2008
    ..On 24 September 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall in eastern Texas, resulting in the mandatory evacuation of 16 counties and declaration of disaster areas in 22 counties afterward...
  13. doi request reprint Pattern of ziprasidone exposures reported to Texas poison centers, 2001-2005
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 27:355-61. 2008
    ..With proper treatment, the outcomes of such exposures are generally favorable...
  14. doi request reprint Compliance with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor triage guidelines by Texas poison control centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:304-9. 2008
    ..This was the case for all of the poison control centers and all of the specific SSRI...
  15. pmc Valsartan ingestions among adults reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000 to 2005
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Med Toxicol 3:157-63. 2007
    ..Little data exist on potentially adverse valsartan ingestions reported to poison control centers...
  16. pmc Pattern of dipyrone exposure in Texas, 1998 to 2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Med Toxicol 2:101-7. 2006
    ..Dipyrone is an analgesic and antipyretic agent. The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of dipyrone exposures reported to poison centers...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gemfibrozil ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2005
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:2027-32. 2007
    ..Potentially adverse isolated GEM ingestions reported to poison control centers generally do not involve serious medical outcomes and are successfully managed at home with a favorable outcome...
  18. ncbi request reprint Eszopiclone ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2005 2006
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 26:795-800. 2007
    ..6% versus 91.2%). Using 6 mg as a threshold dose for referral to a healthcare facility, 78% of cases not already at/en route to a healthcare facility were managed according drafted triage guidelines...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pediatric montelukast ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2005
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1792-7. 2007
    ..Pediatric montelukast ingestions of doses up to 536 mg or 33.71 mg/kg do not appear likely to result in serious adverse effects and usually can be managed at home...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pattern of clopidogrel exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:950-5. 2007
    ..Information on the management of potentially adverse exposures to clopidogrel is limited...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adult glyburide ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 1998 2005
    M B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 26:563-71. 2007
    ..The management of patients with severe outcomes was more likely to involve health care facilities. Such information is useful for creating triage guidelines for the management of adult glyburide ingestions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Adult lisinopril ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 1998 2005
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 26:483-9. 2007
    ..76, CI 10.62-55.67). The management of patients with severe outcomes was more likely to involve health care facilities. Such information is useful for creating of triage guidelines for the management of adult lisinopril ingestions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Escitalopram ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2002-2005
    M B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 26:473-82. 2007
    ..The management of patients with serious outcomes were more likely to involve health care facilities. Such information is useful for creating triage guidelines for the management of escitalopram ingestions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pattern of statin exposures reported to Texas poison centers, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1424-32. 2007
    ..The majority of potentially adverse statin exposures reported to poison control centers may be successfully managed at home with favorable outcomes. The pattern of exposures differs with age...
  25. ncbi request reprint Potential effect of over-the-counter sales on omeprazole calls to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Tex Med 103:48-51. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint Pediatric lisinopril ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers
    M B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 26:83-9. 2007
    ..49; CI: 9.04-194.94). The management of patients with severe outcomes was more likely to involve health care facilities. This information is useful for drafting triage guidelines for the management of pediatric lisinopril ingestions...
  27. doi request reprint Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor warnings and trends in exposures reported to poison control centres in Texas
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Public Health 122:1356-62. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine time trends in SSRI exposures reported to poison control centres in Texas with respect to the timing of the various advisories...
  28. doi request reprint Adult metformin ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2006
    M B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 27:575-83. 2008
    ..Using 5000 mg as a threshold dose for referral to a health care facility, 91% of cases not already at or en route to a health care facility were managed according drafted triage guidelines...
  29. doi request reprint Dextromethorphan abuse in Texas, 2000-2009
    Mathias B Forrester
    Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Addict Dis 30:243-7. 2011
    ..The majority of patients were male (60.4%) and between 13 and 19 years of age (69.0%). A potentially serious outcome was assigned in 46.2% of the cases and 83.1% were managed at a health care facility...
  30. doi request reprint Ingestions of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and alprazolam in combination reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Addict Dis 30:110-5. 2011
    ..9% of the cases. Of the patients, 57.3% were women and 94.6% were age 20 or older. Suspected attempted suicide accounted for 59.3% of the cases and intentional misuse or abuse for 27.3%...
  31. ncbi request reprint Use of interactive voice response technology by poison centers during the H1N1 outbreak
    Mathias B Forrester
    Department of State Health Service, Austin, TX, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 25:415-8. 2010
    ..On 28 April 2009, the Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) added a H1N1 message in English and Spanish to its IVR system. This study tested whether IVR technology could be used to assist Texas poison centers during the H1N1 outbreak...
  32. doi request reprint Pediatric carvedilol ingestions reported to Texas poison centers, 2000 to 2008
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:730-2. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the pattern of pediatric carvedilol ingestions reported to poison centers...
  33. doi request reprint Iguana bites reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:817-9. 2010
    ..Most iguana bites reported to Texas poison centers did not result in serious effects and were managed on-site...
  34. doi request reprint Coding of influenza A H1N1 virus calls received by Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, 78756, USA
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 48:359-64. 2010
    ..The utilization of poison center data for research and surveillance depends on the complete and accurate coding of the data...
  35. pmc Compliance with atypical antipsychotic triage guidelines by Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Med Toxicol 6:403-7. 2010
    ..8% for quetiapine, 65.5% for risperidone, and 59.0% for ziprasidone. The majority of acute atypical antipsychotic ingestions reported to Texas poison centers were managed according to a simplified version of recommended triage algorithm...
  36. doi request reprint Redotex ingestions reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 29:789-91. 2010
    ..8%, not followed but minimal clinical effects possible in 47.1%, and unable to follow but judged to be potentially toxic in 11.8%. Most Redotex calls to the Texas poison center system originated from counties bordering Mexico...
  37. doi request reprint Pediatric metaxalone ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2007
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 26:15-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of metaxalone ingestions by young children reported to poison control centers...
  38. doi request reprint Adult metaxalone ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2006
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 29:55-62. 2010
    ..This study also proposes triage guidelines for when ingestions can be safely managed at home...
  39. doi request reprint Impact of Hurricane Ike on Texas poison center calls
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 3:151-7. 2009
    ..During an evacuation, certain calls such as those involving gasoline exposures may increase. After a hurricane, calls such as those involving carbon monoxide and gasoline exposures may increase...
  40. doi request reprint Immediate- and controlled-release zolpidem ingestions reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 28:505-9. 2009
    ..The distribution of zolpidem IR and CR ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers were similar. However, zolpidem CR ingestions appeared less likely to result in drowsiness and hallucinations but more likely to result in ataxia...
  41. doi request reprint Cases of pediatric ingestion of celecoxib reported to Texas poison control centers in 2000-2007
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 28:191-4. 2009
    ..All of the pediatric celecoxib ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers resulted in no or minor effect...
  42. doi request reprint Pattern of pediatric zolpidem ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000 to 2006
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 25:26-30. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of zolpidem ingestions by young children reported to poison control centers...
  43. doi request reprint Pattern of oseltamivir ingestions reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 29:137-40. 2010
    ..8%). Oseltamivir ingestions were reported to Texas poison centers primarily during periods of influenza outbreak. Most involved children, resulted from therapeutic error, and were managed on-site without serious outcome...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pattern of stingray injuries reported to Texas poison centers from 1998 to 2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 24:639-42. 2005
    ..In 60% of the cases, the calls originated from counties along the coast. This information can be used to identify those portions of the population most in need of education regarding the prevention and treatment of stingray injuries...
  45. ncbi request reprint Methylphenidate abuse in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1145-53. 2006
    ..Methylphenidate abusers are more likely to be adolescents. Methylphenidate abuse as compared to other exposures is more likely to occur outside of the person's home and to involve more serious medical outcomes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Valdecoxib exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 2002-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:899-905. 2006
    ..Adverse effects for isolated valdecoxib exposure involved only a small portion of patients that reported to the Texas poison control centers...
  47. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of jellyfish stings reported to poison centers in Texas
    M B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 25:183-6. 2006
    ..Counties along the Gulf Coast accounted for 72.3% of the calls. This information can be used to identify those portions of the population most at need of education regarding the prevention and treatment of jellyfish stings...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pattern of sildenafil calls to Texas poison control centers, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:497-503. 2006
    ..Most sildenafil calls were for human exposures or drug identification. The characteristics of human exposures such as the exposure reason and medical outcome were dependent on the presence of other substances...
  49. ncbi request reprint Flunitrazepam abuse and malicious use in Texas, 1998-2003
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, 78756, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:297-306. 2006
    ..Poison centers and health care providers might want to consider these differences when targeting populations for education and prevention efforts...
  50. ncbi request reprint Association between sociodemographic factors and exposures and utilization of poison centers in Texas, 1998-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:755-61. 2005
    ..This information can be used to focus education and prevention efforts at those populations with lower utilization of the Texas Poison Center Network...
  51. ncbi request reprint Patterns of exposures at school among children age 6-19 years reported to Texas poison centers, 1998-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:263-8. 2006
    ..This information may allow school administrators and health care providers to implement prevention strategies...
  52. ncbi request reprint Nutmeg intoxication in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 24:563-6. 2005
    ..6 versus 16.7%). The majority of both abuse and non-abuse calls were managed outside of health care facilities (54.5 and 66.7%, respectively). None of the ingestions resulted in more than moderate clinical effects or death...
  53. ncbi request reprint Alprazolam abuse in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:237-43. 2006
    ..Alprazolam abuse as compared to other exposures is more likely to occur outside of the person's home. Alprazolam abuse is more likely to involve some sort of adverse medical outcome...
  54. ncbi request reprint Folic acid calls to poison centers in Texas, 1998-2003
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Disease Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 24:423-7. 2005
    ..1% of the cases. Of those cases with a known medical outcome, 94.8% had no clinical effects. This study found folic acid exposures reported to poison centers were unlikely to have more than minor adverse affects...
  55. ncbi request reprint Human exposures to tilmicosin reported to poison centres, Texas, 1998-2003
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 24:275-8. 2005
    ..Although the majority of cases were managed with the assistance of health care facilities, the medical outcomes were usually not serious. Outcome depended on the route of exposure...
  56. doi request reprint Synthetic cannabinoid exposures reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX, USA
    J Addict Dis 30:351-8. 2011
    ..9% of the exposures. The most frequently reported clinical effects were tachycardia (37.3%), agitation (18.5%), drowsiness (18.5%), vomiting (15.7%), hallucinations (10.8%), and nausea (9.9%)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Celecoxib exposures reported to Texas poison control centers from 1999 to 2004
    M B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Hum Exp Toxicol 25:261-6. 2006
    ..The most frequently listed treatment was decontamination by dilution (43%) or food (32%). The majority of isolated celecoxib exposures could be managed outside of health care facilities, and the outcome was generally favorable...
  58. ncbi request reprint Aripiprazole exposures reported to Texas poison control centers during 2002-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1719-26. 2006
    ..In conclusion, isolated and nonisolated aripiprazole exposures varied with respect to patient age, exposure reason, management site, and clinical outcome...
  59. ncbi request reprint Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) exposures in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1757-62. 2006
    ..The pattern of reported jimsonweed exposures in Texas was consistent with previously published literature...
  60. ncbi request reprint Adderall abuse in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:658-64. 2007
    ..48%). Adderall abusers are more likely to be adolescents. Adderall abuse as compared to other exposures is more likely to occur outside of the person's home and involve more serious medical outcomes...
  61. ncbi request reprint Oxycodone abuse in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:534-8. 2007
    ..Oxycodone abuse calls in Texas are increasing. The proportion of calls varies by geographic region. Oxycodone abuse calls differ from other types of exposures with respect to both demographic factors and clinical management and outcome...
  62. ncbi request reprint Investigation of Texas poison center calls regarding a chlorine gas release: implications for terrorist attack toxicosurveillance
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Tex Med 102:52-7. 2006
    ..When a similar analysis was performed for the entire state, call numbers were elevated only for chlorine gas calls and calls involving bronchospasm...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pattern of proton pump inhibitor calls to Texas poison centers, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:705-14. 2007
    ..Proton pump inhibitor exposures differed with patient age. In the majority of instances, potentially adverse proton pump inhibitor exposures reported to poison control centers may be successfully managed at home with favorable outcome...
  64. ncbi request reprint Adult atomoxetine ingestions reported to Texas Poison Control Centers, 2003-2005
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756 3101, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:2136-41. 2006
    ..Limited information exists on outcomes from adult ingestions of atomoxetine reported to poison control centers...
  65. ncbi request reprint Drug identification calls from law enforcement received by Texas poison control centers, 2002-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:2041-9. 2006
    ..The most frequently involved drugs were analgesics (particularly acetaminophen and hydrocodone), sedatives and related drugs (particularly alprazolam), and muscle relaxants (particularly carisoprodol)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Pattern of thiazolidinedione exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:2083-93. 2006
    ....
  67. pmc Carisoprodol abuse in Texas, 1998-2003
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Med Toxicol 2:8-13. 2006
    ..Texas poison centers identified carisoprodol as a skeletal muscle relaxant that is subject to abuse, and this investigation explores the abuse reported by Texas poison centers...
  68. ncbi request reprint Comparison of zolpidem and zaleplon exposures in Texas, 1998-2004
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1883-92. 2006
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Pediatric atomoxetine ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2003-2005
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1064-70. 2007
    ..The management of patients with serious outcomes was more likely to involve health care facilities. This information is useful for creating triage guidelines for the management of pediatric atomoxetine ingestions...
  70. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of pepper spray exposures reported in Texas in 1998-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, 11 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 45:327-30. 2003
    ..Given the level of detectable clinical effects of this intervention and the widespread availability of these agents, there is a need for better education of the public regarding the proper use of pepper spray and the effects of its use...
  71. doi request reprint Pattern of orlistat exposures in children aged 5 years or less
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Emerg Med 37:396-9. 2009
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Melatonin exposures reported to Texas poison centers in 1998-2003
    Mathias B Forrester
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 46:345-6. 2004
    ..The observed clinical effects and treatment methods were consistent with the literature...
  73. ncbi request reprint Patterns of animal poisonings reported to the Texas Poison Center Network: 1998-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 46:96-9. 2004
    ..These findings were consistent with the limited reports from on poison center regarding animal poisonings...
  74. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of snakebites reported to poison centers in Texas from 1998 through 2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Bureau of Epidemiology, Texas Department of Health, 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Tex Med 100:64-70. 2004
  75. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of lindane exposures for pediculosis reported to Poison Centers in Texas, 1998-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, 11 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 42:55-60. 2004
    ..Lindane (gamma-benzene hexachloride), commonly used as a treatment for pediculosis, has been associated with adverse reactions and has recently undergone increased regulation...
  76. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of spider bites in Texas, 1998-2002
    M B Forrester
    Bureau of Epidemiology, Texas Department of Health, 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    Public Health 118:506-7. 2004
  77. ncbi request reprint Exposures and treatments among women of childbearing age and pregnant women reported to Texas poison centers
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, 11 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 46:210-2. 2004
    ..Poison centers need to be aware of this when providing information to patients and recommending treatment...
  78. ncbi request reprint Calls about anthrax to the Texas Poison Center Network in relation to the anthrax bioterrorism attack in 2001
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, 11 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 45:247-8. 2003
    ..Poison centers need to be prepared with appropriate information prior to such attacks to provide to the public upon request...
  79. doi request reprint Evaluation of completeness of selected poison control center data fields
    Jeanie E Jaramillo
    Texas Panhandle Poison Center, Amarillo, TX, USA
    J Med Syst 34:499-507. 2010
    ..The clinical effects and treatments codes matched their text field for 72.6% and 82.4% of occurrences respectively. This under-reporting of clinical effects and treatments has surveillance and public health implications...
  80. ncbi request reprint Black widow spider and brown recluse spider bites in Texas from 1998 through 2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, 11 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 45:270-3. 2003
    ..This information is useful for identifying those populations at greatest risk for the respective spider bites...
  81. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of scorpion envenomations in Texas
    Mathias B Forrester
    Texas Department of Health, Austin TX 78756, USA
    Vet Hum Toxicol 46:219-21. 2004
    ..The exposure site was the patient's own residence for 93.9% of the cases. The management site was not a health care facility for 95.8% of cases, and there were minor effects in 88.4% of cases with a known clinical outcome...
  82. ncbi request reprint Texas poisonings at the beginning of the 21st century: 2000 through 2002
    David L Morgan
    Central Texas Poison Center, Temple, Texas 76508, USA
    Tex Med 101:72-8. 2005
    ..The death rate from poisoning was slightly lower in Texas. Knowledge of the human exposure calls to particular poison centers allows the poison centers to use their resources most efficiently...
  83. doi request reprint Precurrence risk of birth defects in Hawaii
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Congenit Anom (Kyoto) 48:40-4. 2008
    ..However, for several categories, precurrence risk of birth defects of the same organ system or the same specific birth defect was substantially elevated...
  84. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of triploidy in a population-based birth defects registry, Hawaii, 1986-1999
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 5157, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:319-23. 2003
    ..07, 95% CI 2.22-6.83). In spite of under detection of cases, many aspects of the epidemiology of triploidy identified in a population-based birth defects registry were consistent with that reported in the literature...
  85. ncbi request reprint Comparison of trends in gastroschisis and prenatal illicit drug use rates
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 9681 5157, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 69:1253-9. 2006
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Rates of selected birth defects in relation to folic acid fortification, Hawaii, 1986-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 5157, USA
    Hawaii Med J 64:300, 302-5. 2005
    ..To determine whether this fortification reduced rates for birth defects in Hawaii, rates were calculated before and after fortification. Of the 19 birth defects categories studied, the rates for 16 were lower after fortification...
  87. ncbi request reprint Impact of excluding cases with known chromosomal abnormalities on the prevalence of structural birth defects, Hawaii, 1986-1999
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 5157, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 128:383-8. 2004
    ..For at least several structural birth defects, exclusion of cases with chromosomal abnormalities significantly underestimated the birth prevalence. This underestimation may be important, depending on the purpose of the analysis...
  88. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of cystic hygroma: Hawaii, 1986 to 1999
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, HI 96817 5157, USA
    South Med J 97:631-6. 2004
    ..Cystic hygroma is associated with chromosomal abnormalities and a low chance of survival. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between cystic hygroma and various clinical and demographic factors...
  89. ncbi request reprint Rates for specific birth defects among native Hawaiians compared to whites, Hawaii 1986-2000
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA
    Hawaii Med J 63:238-42. 2004
    ..70% and for native Hawaiians was 4.75%. After adjusting for maternalage, the rates were lower among native Hawaiians for 40 (74.1%) of 54 selected birth defects...
  90. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of lipomyelomeningocele, Hawaii, 1986-2001
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 70:953-6. 2004
    ..There is little epidemiologic information on lipomyelomeningocele, a type of NTD. The objective of this investigation was to describe the epidemiology of lipomyelomeningocele...
  91. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of anotia and microtia, Hawaii, 1986-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 5157, USA
    Congenit Anom (Kyoto) 45:119-24. 2005
    ..Anotia and microtia rates varied significantly according to maternal race/ethnicity, infant sex, plurality, birth weight, and gestational age...
  92. ncbi request reprint Pattern of birth defects delivered to non-residents in Hawai'i, 1986-2002
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawai i Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
    Hawaii Med J 65:340-4. 2006
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint First-year mortality rates for selected birth defects, Hawaii, 1986-1999
    Mathias B Forrester
    Hawaii Birth Defects Program, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 5157, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 119:311-8. 2003
    ..The presence of a chromosomal abnormality or other structural birth defect increases the mortality rate, and mortality rates for the majority of birth defects have declined in Hawaii during the study period...