Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia And Critical Care
At the Anasthesia department office
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Topic: REVIEW OF INTENSIVE CARE MANAGEMENT OF ORGANOPHOSPHATE POISONING
Organophosphates are chemical compounds that are easily assessible in our environment as they can be found in household items such as insecticides and industrial farming chemicals. Effects of organophosphates poisoning can lead to fatal complications such as respiratory failure, however, prompt and effective management can improve prognosis.
Aims: to explore the management of patients with history of ingestion of organophosphate and to highlight the challenges associated with its treatment
Methodology: A retrospective case series of all consecutive patients managed for ingestion of organophosphates between January 2018 to December 2020.
Expected result: mortality associated with ingestion of oganophosphates is usually high if the pateint presents late to the hospital.
conclusion: oganophosphate poisoning is one of the ways by which young adult commits suicide. immediate intervention and admission into the intensive care unit may improves the outcome
|1.||Post-Graduate Diploma (ANAESTHESIA)||WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEON||2011|
PROFILE OF ADMISSION INTO THE COVID -19 INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
introduction: the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID 19), also known as severe acute respiratory distress syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus is a highly contagious nouvelle member of the coronavirus family responsible for the current pandemic. the disease caused affects mainly the lungs but could also affect other organ systems in the body. advanced age and comorbidities are risk factors for the development of severe infections requiring intensive care unit (ICU) care
aim: to describe the demography as well as some comorbidity associated with the patients admitted into the ICU in Yaba, Lagos
methods: a descriptive observational study of the demographics and comorbidities associated with admissions conducted between May to Oct 2020.
results: a total of 70 patients were admitted into the ICU during the study period; 49 males versus 21 females. comorbidities present included hypertension (72.9%), diabetes (35.7%), and obesity (8.6%). there were overlaps in comorbidities with hypertension. both hypertension and diabetes were found in 30% of the patients. hypertension and obesity in 2.9%, while obesity and diabetes were also found in 2.9%
conclusion: male gender, hypertension and diabetes are common risk factors for severe disease and ICU admission
IKOTUN OLUWAFUNMILAYO is a Lecturer I at the Department of Anasthesia
IKOTUN has a Post-Graduate Diploma in ANAESTHESIA from WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEON