Isa HM, Aldoseri SA, Abduljabbar AS, Alsulaiti KA. Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies/harmful materials in children from Bahrain: A retrospective cohort study. World J Clin Pediatr 2023; 12(4): 205-219 [PMID: 37753493 DOI: 10.5409/wjcp.v12.i4.205]
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Hasan M Isa, MBChB, Associate Professor, Consultant Physician-Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Salmaniya Medical Complex, 2904, Manama 26671, Bahrain. email@example.com
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aPearson’s χ2 test was used for categorical variables.
bKruskal-Wallis’s test was used for continuous variables.
1Patients might have more than one symptom.
2Dizziness, chest pain, nausea, tarry stool, and throat discomfort, each in two patients; fever, fatigue, nose swelling, tongue and lips swelling, abdominal bloating, noisy breathing, cyanosis, drowsiness (chlorpheniramine ingestion), reduction in activity, and lip ulcer, each in one patient (two patients of them had two symptoms).
Boldface indicates a statistically significant difference with P < 0.05. Values are presented as number (%) or median (interquartile range). FB: Foreign body.
Table 2 Types of foreign bodies and harmful materials accidentally ingested by 153 children
1Age is presented as either median (range) or the mean ± SD.
2The present study.
FB: Foreign body; NR: No record; M: Male; F: Female.
Citation: Isa HM, Aldoseri SA, Abduljabbar AS, Alsulaiti KA. Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies/harmful materials in children from Bahrain: A retrospective cohort study. World J Clin Pediatr 2023; 12(4): 205-219