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A Meta-Analysis of Prognostic Indicators to Predict Seizures Arrhythmias or Death After Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

Bailey, Benoit; Buckley, Nicholas; Amre, Devendra K.


Objectives: To systematically review and summarize studies on the accuracy of ECG and tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) concentration as prognostic indicators of the risk of seizures, ventricular arrhythmia (VA) or death in patients with TCA overdose. Methods: Articles were identified with MedLine and Cochrane register of controlled clinical trials searches and review of medical toxicology textbooks. Quality of the included studies was assessed. Pooled estimates of sensitivity, specificity,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Toxicology (Taylor & Francis)
DOI: 10.1081/CLT-200035286


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