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Table 3 Patients’ clinical presentation and laboratory results

From: Patients with acute poisoning presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

Characteristic Findings
Vital signs Normal Low High
 Temperature (N = 106) 101 (95.3%) 0 5 (4.7%)
 Pulse rate (N = 106) 69 (65.1%) 5 (4.7%) 32 (30.2%)
 Respiratory rate (N = 106) 36 (34.0%) 2 (1.9%) 68 (64.2%)
 MAP (N = 93)a 43 (46.2%) 4 (4.3%) 46 (49.5%)
Clinical signs
 Pupil character Normal Miotic Mydriatic
  N = 106 83 (78.3) 17 (16.0%) 5 (4.7%)
 Skin status Normal Dry Sweaty
  N = 106 78 (73.6%) 15 (14.2%) 13 (12.3%)
 Mental status Normal Altered Agitated
  N = 106 40 (37.7%) 66 (62.3%) 14 (13.2%)
 Gastrointestinal Normal Vomiting Diarrhoea
  N = 106 84 (79.2%) 14 (13.2%) 8 (7.6%)
 Genital urinary Normal Urine incontinence  
 N = 106 95 (89.6%) 11 (10.4%)  
Laboratory results
 Random blood glucose Normal Low High
  N = 106 92 (86.8%) 6 (5.7%) 8 (7.5%)
  1. aMean arterial pressure