Navigation Links
Alarming Raise In Illegal Blood Alcohol Levels Among Emergency Patients

According to report that has been published in the Emergency Medicine Journal, a study conducted in an major hospital, the blood// alcohol levels among the patients admitted in emergency care have gone up well above the legal limit, on an average risen to almost 113% in the past 5 years.

The report further added that though men more consistently outnumber women, the absolute numbers of women who are intoxicated have almost doubled.

The authors of the study explained that they had come to the conclusion on the basis of their findings with the results of lab tests taken for blood alcohol levels, when requested by emergency care doctors at Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, between September 1999 and September 2000 and from September 2003 to September 2004.

The annual number of alcohol tests rose from 825 to 2031, an increase of 146%. Blood alcohol tests are required to exclude certain forms of serious illness and to inform treatment.

Most of those requiring a lab test were aged between 36 and 45 across both years, but the numbers of those under the age of 26 soared 169%, rising from 97 to 261.

Men outnumbered women in every age bracket, except for the under 16s, where young women outnumbered their male peers.

The number of patients with blood alcohol above 80 mg/100 ml, which is above the legally acceptable driving limit and therefore considered to indicate intoxication, rose from 526 to 1124, representing an increase of 113%.

And the number of patients with alcohol levels above 480 mg/100 mil rose from five to 29, an increase of 480%. The highest blood alcohol recorded was 750 mg/100 ml.

The authors say that the rise in lab tests for blood alcohol is unlikely to reflect greater enthusiasm on the part of emergency care staff for the procedure; rather, it is more likely to reflect need, they say.

Source: EurekAlert.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India
2. Illegal Drug Use In England Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate
3. The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
4. Female Ratio Drops Alarmingly In Himachal Due To Feticides
5. Heart Disease Increasing At An Alarming Rate In New Zealand
6. Survey Reveals Alarming Prevalence Rates of Diabetes among US Adolescents
7. Alarming childhood obesity stats: 1 in 5 pre-schoolers fat
8. Alarming Increase In HIV Infections In Hong Kong
9. UN Report Paints Alarming Picture Of Narcotics Scenario In NE
10. Alarming Rise In Teenage Sex Rate
11. Diabetes On A Steady Alarming Rise From The Past 20 Years
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... OR (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Sharon ... Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, declared on her ... to call attention to the fact that when these bullies attack leaders in corporate ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Delete® - Tattoo ... Time For The Holiday Party Season. Save Up To 33% Off Botox® and Juvederm® ... is providing the Phoenix Valley with Delightful Deals on Botox® and Juvederm® ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The medical profession is well aware that heart attacks do ... analyzing heart attacks among 138,602 people recorded a 35% higher number of heart attacks ... agree of course–no time of year is a good time for a heart attack! ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... portable bioelectronic medicine device WellnessPro Plus for consumers and healthcare professionals to ... WellnessPro platform by expanding the treatment modalities available in a single device. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... “Tomorrow Trump Goes To Washington”: a brief but ... presidency and to America. “Tomorrow Trump Goes To Washington” is the creation of published ... for this country. , Nancy attributes her patriotic nature to her WWII veteran father. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dec. 7, 2016  Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs ... Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Keith Murphy ... Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern ... not yet familiar with the Company, an informational ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... FRANCISCO , December 7, 2016 ... expected to reach a value of USD 3.9 ... by Grand View Research, Inc. The growth of ... of donor and continuous technological advancements by the ... increasing continuously due to increasing donation, rising awareness ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... -- Diabetes & Obesity Drug Development Pipeline Review, 2016 ... is currently dominated by therapeutics indicated for type 1 ... and the majority of the pipeline, in terms of ... these indications. While products indicated for obesity do not ... large number of these products in the pipeline, with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: