poison control centers

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Summary: Facilities which provide information concerning poisons and treatment of poisoning in emergencies.

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  1. Kreshak A, Clark A, Clark R, Ly B, Cantrell F. A retrospective poison center review of varenicline-exposed patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2009;43:1986-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Gastrointestinal and neuropsychiatric effects were the most commonly reported adverse events. A dose-response relationship could not be determined and triage criteria to a healthcare facility remain undetermined. ..
  2. Forrester M. Pediatric montelukast ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2005. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007;70:1792-7 pubmed
    ..All ingestions of montelukast involving children age 0-5 yr reported to Texas poison control centers during 2000-2005 were retrieved...
  3. Bronstein A, Spyker D, Cantilena L, Rumack B, Dart R. 2011 Annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 29th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012;50:911-1164 pubmed publisher
    This is the 29th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). As of 1 July 2011, 57 of the nation's poison centers (PCs) uploaded case data automatically to NPDS...
  4. Thundiyil J, Kearney T, Olson K. Evolving epidemiology of drug-induced seizures reported to a Poison Control Center System. J Med Toxicol. 2007;3:15-9 pubmed
  5. Bronstein A, Spyker D, Cantilena L, Green J, Rumack B, Heard S. 2006 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS). Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007;45:815-917 pubmed
    The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; http://www.aapcc.org ) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS). Today, 60 of the nation's 61 US poison centers upload case data automatically...
  6. Zaloshnja E, Miller T, Jones P, Litovitz T, Coben J, Steiner C, et al. The impact of poison control centers on poisoning-related visits to EDs--United States, 2003. Am J Emerg Med. 2008;26:310-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This study analyzes the association between center usage rates and the rates of nonadmitted visits to emergency departments (EDs) for poisoning...
  7. Smith M, Irish W, Wang J, Haddox J, Dart R. Detecting signals of opioid analgesic abuse: application of a spatial mixed effect poisson regression model using data from a network of poison control centers. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008;17:1050-9 pubmed publisher
    ..of intentional exposure calls involving nine specific opioid analgesics were obtained from eight regional poison control centers between first quarter 2003 and fourth quarter 2004...
  8. Bronstein A, Spyker D, Cantilena L, Green J, Rumack B, Dart R. 2010 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 28th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011;49:910-41 pubmed publisher
    This is the 28th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). All US poison centers upload case data automatically with a median time interval of 19.0 [11.9, 40...
  9. LoVecchio F, Curry S, Waszolek K, Klemens J, Hovseth K, Glogan D. Poison control centers decrease emergency healthcare utilization costs. J Med Toxicol. 2008;4:221-4 pubmed
    ..A median of about $36 in unnecessary health care charges were prevented for each dollar of state funding BPCC received. Home management by BPCC provides large dollar savings to residents compared to dollars received in state support. ..

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  1. Tormoehlen L, Mowry J, Bodle J, Rusyniak D. Increased adolescent opioid use and complications reported to a poison control center following the 2000 JCAHO pain initiative. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011;49:492-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The increase correlates with statewide availability of opioids. These data may prove useful in drug education and prevention programs targeting adolescents. ..
  2. Bronstein A, Spyker D, Cantilena L, Green J, Rumack B, Giffin S. 2009 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 27th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010;48:979-1178 pubmed publisher
    This is the 27th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). As of 1 July 2009, 60 of the nation's 60 US poison centers (PCs) uploaded case data automatically...
  3. Spiller H, Scaglione J, Aleguas A, Foster H, Durback Morris L, Scharman E, et al. Effect of scheduling tramadol as a controlled substance on poison center exposures to tramadol. Ann Pharmacother. 2010;44:1016-21 pubmed publisher
  4. Bronstein A, Spyker D, Cantilena L, Green J, Rumack B, Heard S. 2007 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 25th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008;46:927-1057 pubmed publisher
    This report is the 25th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; http://www.aapcc.org) National Poison Data System (NPDS). During 2007, 60 of the nation's 61 U.S...
  5. Presgrave R, Camacho L, Villas Boas M. [Analysis of data from Poison Control Centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for use in public health activities]. Cad Saude Publica. 2009;25:401-8 pubmed
    ..Information on such events is recorded in Poison Control Centers (PCCs)...
  6. Bunn T, Yu L, Spiller H, Singleton M. Surveillance of methadone-related poisonings in Kentucky using multiple data sources. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2010;19:124-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Utilizing multiple data sources, the results of this study show that unintentional and intentional methadone related poisonings are a continuing and escalating problem in Kentucky, particularly in the Appalachian region. ..
  7. Bronstein A, Spyker D, Cantilena L, Green J, Rumack B, Giffin S. 2008 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 26th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2009;47:911-1084 pubmed publisher
    This is the 26th Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; http://www. aapcc.org ) National Poison Data System (NPDS). During 2008, 60 of the nation's 61 US poison centers uploaded case data automatically...
  8. Phillips K, Homan R, Luft H, Hiatt P, Olson K, Kearney T, et al. Willingness to pay for poison control centers. J Health Econ. 1997;16:343-57 pubmed
    We used the willingness-to-pay (WTP) method to value the benefits of poison control centers when direct access was blocked, comparing WTP among: (1) blocked callers (n = 396), (2) callers after access was restored (n = 418), and (3) the ..
  9. Forrester M. Adult atomoxetine ingestions reported to Texas Poison Control Centers, 2003-2005. Ann Pharmacother. 2006;40:2136-41 pubmed
    Limited information exists on outcomes from adult ingestions of atomoxetine reported to poison control centers. To identify factors that might affect the outcome of adult atomoxetine ingestions reported to poison control centers...
  10. Bailey J, Barton P, Lezotte D, Lowenstein S, Dart R. The effect of FDA approval of a generic competitor to OxyContin (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) tablets on the abuse of oxycodone. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006;84:182-7 pubmed
    ..oxycodone on the misuse/abuse of oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and morphine utilizing data from eight poison control centers (PCC). PCC intentional exposure (IE) reason codes were used as measures of abuse...
  11. Banerji S, Anderson I. Abuse of Coricidin HBP cough & cold tablets: episodes recorded by a poison center. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2001;58:1811-4 pubmed
    ..All patients recovered completely. Information on the ingestion of Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold tablets recorded at a poison control center indicated a high rate of abuse of the product among teenagers. ..
  12. Marquardt K, Alsop J, Albertson T. Tramadol exposures reported to statewide poison control system. Ann Pharmacother. 2005;39:1039-44 pubmed
    ..Tramadol overdoses frequently cause CNS depression, nausea/vomiting, tachycardia, and seizures. Symptoms generally resolve within 24 hours. Accidental ingestions in children were well tolerated, primarily causing sedation. ..
  13. Watson W, Litovitz T, Rodgers G, Klein Schwartz W, Youniss J, Rose S, et al. 2002 annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System. Am J Emerg Med. 2003;21:353-421 pubmed
  14. Kelly N, Huffman L, Mendoza F, Robinson T. Effects of a videotape to increase use of poison control centers by low-income and Spanish-speaking families: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2003;111:21-6 pubmed
    b>Poison control centers (PCCs) reduce health care costs for childhood poisonings by providing telephone advice for home management of most cases...
  15. Vassilev Z, Marcus S, Jennis T, Ruck B, Swenson R, Rego G. Rapid communication: sociodemographic differences between counties with high and low utilization of a regional poison control center. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2003;66:1905-8 pubmed
    ..Further study is needed to examine the underlying reasons for the underutilization of PCC among such populations and to explore methods for improving their awareness and use of the services provided by PCC. ..
  16. Forrester M. Oxycodone abuse in Texas, 1998-2004. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007;70:534-8 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of oxycodone abuse identified by Texas poison control centers. All oxycodone calls received by Texas poison control centers during 1998-2004 were identified...
  17. Laborde A. New roles for poison control centres in the developing countries. Toxicology. 2004;198:273-7 pubmed
    ..The international effort of the IPCS/INTOX program, on harmonisation of data collection and terminology for comparable recording of observational human data, has been a great advancement towards handling this problem. ..
  18. Krenzelok E, Mrvos R. Initial impact of toll-free access on poison center call volume. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2003;45:325-7 pubmed
    ..Toll-free access to the RPIC increased the volume of information calls dramatically. Initial trend analysis indicated that the availability of toll-free access has reversed the erosion of exposure-related calls. ..
  19. Watson W, Litovitz T, Belson M, Wolkin A, Patel M, Schier J, et al. The Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS): risk assessment and real-time toxicovigilance across United States poison centers. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2005;207:604-10 pubmed
  20. Asiri Y, Al Arifi M, Al Sultan M, Gubara O. Evaluation of drug and poison information center in Saudi Arabia during the period 2000-2002. Saudi Med J. 2007;28:617-9 pubmed
    ..It also revealed the need to stimulate more requestors particularly physicians by advertising the drug information activities or possibly by establishing a website for the DPIC. ..
  21. Smith M, Schneider M, Wentz A, Hughes A, Haddox J, Dart R. Quantifying morbidity associated with the abuse and misuse of opioid analgesics: a comparison of two approaches. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007;45:23-30 pubmed
    ..Using opioid analgesic intentional exposure reports from poison control centers from January 2003-June 2004, we calculated quarterly rates for 7 opioids at the 3-digit ZIP code level ..
  22. Bell J, Veltri J, Page B. Human Exposures to N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide insect repellents reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers 1993-1997. Int J Toxicol. 2002;21:341-52 pubmed
    ..exposures involving insect repellants containing N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) that were reported to poison control centers from 1993 to 1997. Nearly 70% of the cases reported no symptoms related to the exposure...
  23. Bryner J, Wang U, Hui J, Bedodo M, MacDougall C, Anderson I. Dextromethorphan abuse in adolescence: an increasing trend: 1999-2004. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160:1217-22 pubmed
    ..A 6-year retrospective review. California Poison Control System (CPCS), American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), and Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) databases from January 1, 1999, to December 31, 2004...
  24. Watson W, Litovitz T, Rodgers G, Klein Schwartz W, Reid N, Youniss J, et al. 2004 Annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System. Am J Emerg Med. 2005;23:589-666 pubmed
  25. Litovitz T, Klein Schwartz W, Rodgers G, Cobaugh D, Youniss J, Omslaer J, et al. 2001 Annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System. Am J Emerg Med. 2002;20:391-452 pubmed
  26. Forrester M. Methylphenidate abuse in Texas, 1998-2004. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2006;69:1145-53 pubmed
    ..describes the patterns of methylphenidate abuse and drug identification (ID) calls received by several poison control centers in Texas...
  27. LoVecchio F, Katz K, Watts D, Pitera A. Media influence on Poison Center call volume after 11 September 2001. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2004;19:185 pubmed
  28. De Haro L, Pommier P, Valli M. Emergence of imported ciguatera in Europe: report of 18 cases at the Poison Control Centre of Marseille. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2003;41:927-30 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, as the condition of coral reefs declines around the world and the prevalence of G. toxicus increases, physicians in non-tropical countries should be prepared to manage such poisoned patients. ..
  29. Jaramillo J, Anderson H, Jaramillo J, Nester M, Shum S. Drug identification: a survey of poison control centers. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2004;42:371-81 pubmed
    ..Surveys were developed and mailed to 911 poison center staff members and 69 managing directors at 69 poison control centers in the United States in December 2001...
  30. Watson W, Litovitz T, Klein Schwartz W, Rodgers G, Youniss J, Reid N, et al. 2003 annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System. Am J Emerg Med. 2004;22:335-404 pubmed
  31. Angalakuditi M, Coley K, Krenzelok E. Children's acetaminophen exposures reported to a regional poison control center. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006;63:323-6 pubmed
    ..Most acetaminophen exposures reported to an RPCC occurred in children less than six years of age and were unintentional, whereas exposures in children over 12 years were more likely to be intentional overdoses. ..
  32. Miller T, Lestina D. Costs of poisoning in the United States and savings from poison control centers: a benefit-cost analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 1997;29:239-45 pubmed
    ..Benefits, measured as percentage reductions in medical spending attributable to use of poison control centers, were calculated from analyses of published and unpublished studies of jurisdictions in which services ..
  33. Forrester M. Adderall abuse in Texas, 1998-2004. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007;70:658-64 pubmed
    ..This study describes the patterns of Adderall abuse calls received by several poison control centers in Texas during 1998-2004. Drug abuse calls were assessed by call year and geographic location...
  34. Hughes A, Bogdan G, Dart R. Active surveillance of abused and misused prescription opioids using poison center data: a pilot study and descriptive comparison. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007;45:144-51 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest poison center data can be used as an indicator for prescription opioid abuse and misuse and can provide timely, geographically specific information on prescription drug abuse. ..
  35. Cicero T, Dart R, Inciardi J, Woody G, Schnoll S, Munoz A. The development of a comprehensive risk-management program for prescription opioid analgesics: researched abuse, diversion and addiction-related surveillance (RADARS). Pain Med. 2007;8:157-70 pubmed
    ..If successful, RADARS will serve as a prototype of such programs for any new drug approved that has measurable abuse potential. ..
  36. Lai M, Klein Schwartz W, Rodgers G, Abrams J, Haber D, Bronstein A, et al. 2005 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' national poisoning and exposure database. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2006;44:803-932 pubmed
    The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC; <a href="http://www.aapcc.org" target="BLANK">http://www.aapcc...
  37. Smith M, Dart R, Hughes A, Geller A, Senay E, Woody G, et al. Clinician validation of Poison Control Center (PCC) intentional exposure cases involving prescription opioids. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2006;32:465-78 pubmed
    ..Interrater reliability among clinicians was good (weighted kappa range: 0.56-0.68). Results demonstrate the degree of compatibility between PCC and standard nosologic classifications. ..
  38. De Haro L, Pommier P. Envenomation: a real risk of keeping exotic house pets. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2003;45:214-6 pubmed
    ..Exotic pets can be dangerous for their owners and family. Since antivenom from foreign countries is not often available in France, these cases raise the question of society's responsibility for treatment costs...
  39. Forrester M. Synthetic cathinone exposures reported to Texas poison centers. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2012;38:609-15 pubmed publisher
    ..This study adds to the limited information currently available on synthetic cathinone exposures. ..
  40. Cassidy N, Duggan E, Williams D, Tracey J. The epidemiology and type of medication errors reported to the National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011;49:485-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Collaboration between pharmaceutical manufacturers, consumers, medical, and regulatory communities is needed to advance patient safety and reduce medication errors. ..
  41. Palamar J, Su M, Hoffman R. Characteristics of novel psychoactive substance exposures reported to New York City Poison Center, 2011-2014. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2016;42:39-47 pubmed publisher
    ..001). Exposures reported to the poison center that involve NPS are increasing and the majority involve SCRAs. These findings should inform prevention and harm reduction approaches. ..
  42. Bateman D. Limiting paracetamol pack size: has it worked in the UK?. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2009;47:536-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Reasons postulated for this failure include patient avoidance of the legislation's intentions, patient confusion, and ineffectiveness of the regulations as conceived and implemented. ..
  43. Osimitz T, Sommers N, Kingston R. Human exposure to insecticide products containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (2001-2003). Food Chem Toxicol. 2009;47:1406-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated human incidents reported through the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS) associated with regulated insecticides containing ..
  44. Hung H, Du Nguyen T, Höjer J. The first poison control center in Vietnam: experiences of its initial years. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2008;39:310-8 pubmed
    ..Hypnotic pharmaceuticals (mainly barbiturates), heroin, and pesticides were involved in a majority of the fatalities. These data provide an important basis for poisoning prevention efforts in developing countries\such as Vietnam. ..
  45. Scharman E, Erdman A, Cobaugh D, Olson K, Woolf A, Caravati E, et al. Methylphenidate poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007;45:737-52 pubmed
  46. Hassanian Moghaddam H, Pajoumand A, Dadgar S, Shadnia S. Prognostic factors in methanol poisoning. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2007;26:583-6 pubmed
    ..In our study, poor prognosis was associated with pH<7, coma on admission and >24 hours delay from intake to admission. ..
  47. Forrester M. Adult metaxalone ingestions reported to Texas poison control centers, 2000-2006. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2010;29:55-62 pubmed publisher
    ..metaxalone ingestions involving patients aged >or=20 years during 2000-2006 were retrieved from Texas poison control centers. Exclusion criteria were lack of follow-up or multiple substance ingestion...
  48. Osimitz T, Murphy J, Fell L, Page B. Adverse events associated with the use of insect repellents containing N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET). Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2010;56:93-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Recognizing the extensive use of DEET in the US and considering the information about the more serious adverse events described in the Registry, the risk of serious neurological events following the use of DEET repellents is quite low. ..
  49. Shah K, Barker K. Out-of-hospital medication errors: a 6-year analysis of the national poison data system. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009;18:1080-5 pubmed publisher
    ..NPDS) was collected for 2000-2005 and information regarding out-of-hospital medication errors reported to Poison Control Centers (PCC) was collected by a trained investigator. From 2000-2005 there were 1,166,116 OHME reported to PCC...
  50. Guo J, Poynton M, Matney S, Ellington L, Crouch B, Caravati E. Requirements analysis for HL7 message development in poison control center. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;146:758-9 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to create a preliminary domain analysis model which can be used to identify the data required to message poison control data in HL7 messages. ..
  51. Timpe E, Wuller W, Karpinski J. A regional poison prevention education service-learning project. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008;72:87 pubmed
    ..Poison prevention education was an appropriate service-learning project for pharmacy students and provided a beneficial service to the community. ..
  52. Jackson B, McCain J, Nichols M, Slattery A, King W, Losek J. Emergency department poisoning visits in children younger than 6 years: comparing referrals by a regional poison control center to referrals by other sources. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012;28:1343-7 pubmed publisher
    ..When compared with other referral sources, RPCC triage results in fewer unnecessary ED visits in this age group. Increasing prehospital use of poison centers would likely decrease unnecessary ED referrals and related costs. ..
  53. Lee S, Klein Schwartz W, Welsh C, Doyon S. Medical outcomes associated with nonmedical use of methadone and buprenorphine. J Emerg Med. 2013;45:199-205 pubmed publisher
    ..This was a retrospective cohort study using data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2009 (7 years)...