https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 High-flow oxygen in patients undergoing procedural sedation in the emergency department: a retrospective chart review https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:33312 Wed 10 Oct 2018 13:14:27 AEDT ]]> Acute esophageal injury and strictures following corrosive ingestions in a 27 year cohort https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:33604 12), 8 strong acids (pH < 2), 29 domestic bleaches, 30 other domestic products, 6 non-domestic products and three unknown. Three patients died in hospital within 24 h (phenol, sodium azide, HCl). Two developed strictures (both strong alkalis): one had complete esophageal destruction; another developed a stricture after 25 d (inpatient grade 2A endoscopy). 24 patients were asymptomatic and discharged without complication. 65 patients were symptomatic (4 catastrophic injuries). 61 reported sore mouth/throat (50), abdominal pain (21), chest pain (17), dysphagia (13); 28 had an abnormal oropharyngeal examination. 25/61 symptomatic patients underwent inpatient endoscopy: normal (3), grade 1 (5), grade 2 (15) and grade 3 (2). Of 88 patients, 12 died (3 inpatients, 9 unrelated), 28 couldn't be contacted and 48 were contacted after 1.7-24 y, including two with strictures. Five couldn't be interviewed (normal endoscopy (1), no dysphagia (3) and stroke (1). 4/41 interviewed reported dysphagia but no objective evidence of stricture. Principal conclusions: All inpatient deaths and severe complications were apparent within hours of ingestion, and occurred with highly corrosive substances. One delayed stricture occurred, not predicted by inpatient endoscopy.]]> Thu 22 Nov 2018 16:43:22 AEDT ]]> Endoscopic treatment of upper gastrointestinal obstruction after ingestion of illicit drug packets https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:28590 Fri 14 Jul 2017 11:33:40 AEST ]]>