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Table 3 Description of vital sign among all patients with different types of poisoning

From: Retrospective study of addictive drug-induced acute toxicity of cases admitted to the Poison Control Centre of Ain Shams University Hospital (2015–2016)

Type of poisoning Pulse Blood pressure Respiratory rate
Normal Increased Decreased Normal Increased Decreased Normal Increased Decreased
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Alcohol 28 93.3 2 6.7 0 0 30 100 0 0 0 0 29 96.7 0 0 1 3.3
BZs 93 98.9 1 1.1 0 0 92 97.8 1 1.1 1 1.1 94 100 0 0 0 0
Cannabis 142 77.6 41 22.4 0 0 181 98.9 0 0 2 1.1 182 99.5 1 0.5 0 0
Opiate 68 81 13 15.5 3 3.5 71 84.5 4 4.8 9 10.7 61 72.6 2 2.4 21 25
Tramadol 256 87.4 33 11.3 4 1.4 265 90.4 8 2.7 20 6.9 264 90.1 3 1 26 8.9
Tramadol and opiates 41 80.4 9 17.6 1 2 38 74.5 2 3.9 11 21.6 36 70.6 1 2 14 27.4
Tramadol and BZs 15 93.8 1 6.3 0 0 16 100 0 0 0 0 15 93.8 0 0 1 6.2
Tramadol and cannabis 8 66.7 4 33.3 0 0 11 91.7 0 0 1 8.3 11 91.7 0 0 1 8.3
Other combined 36 90 3 7.5 1 2.5 35 87.5 1 2.5 4 10 35 87.5 1 2.5 4 10
Total 687 85.6 107 13.3 9 1.1 739 92 16 2 48 6 727 90.5 8 1 68 8.5
P value 0.0001 0.000006 0.00001