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Characteristics and outcomes of e-cigarette exposure incidents reported to 10 European Poison Centers: a retrospective data analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Tobacco Induced Diseases, August 2017
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Title
Characteristics and outcomes of e-cigarette exposure incidents reported to 10 European Poison Centers: a retrospective data analysis
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Tobacco Induced Diseases, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12971-017-0141-z
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Constantine I. Vardavas, Charis Girvalaki, Filippos T Filippidis, Mare Oder, Ruth Kastanje, Irma de Vries, Lies Scholtens, Anita Annas, Silvia Plackova, Rajka Turk, Laima Gruzdyte, Fátima Rato, Dieter Genser, Helmut Schiel, Andrea Balázs, Elaine Donohoe, Alexander I. Vardavas, Manolis N. Tzatzarakis, Aristidis M. Tsatsakis, Panagiotis K. Behrakis, Constantine I. Vardavas, Charis Girvalaki, Filippos T Filippidis, Mare Oder, Ruth Kastanje, Irma de Vries, Lies Scholtens, Anita Annas, Silvia Plackova, Rajka Turk, Laima Gruzdyte, Fátima Rato, Dieter Genser, Helmut Schiel, Andrea Balázs, Elaine Donohoe, Alexander I. Vardavas, Manolis N. Tzatzarakis, Aristidis M. Tsatsakis, Panagiotis K. Behrakis

Abstract

The use of e-cigarettes has increased during the past few years. Exposure to e-cigarette liquids, whether intentional or accidental, may lead to adverse events our aim was to assess factors associated with e-cigarette exposures across European Union Member States (EU MS). A retrospective analysis of exposures associated with e-cigarettes reported to national poison centers was performed covering incidents from 2012 to March 2015 from 10 EU MS. De-identified and anonymous raw data was acquired. In total, 277 incidents were reported. Unintentional exposure was the most frequently cited type of exposure (71.3%), while e-cigarette refill vials were responsible for the majority of the reported incidents (87.3%). Two-thirds of all exposures (67.5%) occurred as ingestion of e-liquids, which was more frequent among children (≤ 5 years, 6-18 years) compared to adults (87.0% vs. 59.3% vs. 57.6%, p < 0.001 respectively), exposure via the respiratory (5.4% vs. 22.2% vs. 22.2%, p < 0.001) were more frequent among paediatric patients while ocular routes (2.2% vs. 3.7% vs. 11.4%, p = 0.021) were more frequent among adults. Logistic regression analyses indicated that paediatric incidents (≤ 5 years) were more likely to be through ingestion (adjusted Odds Ratio [aOR] = 4.36, 95% Confidence Interval [C.I.]: 1.87-10.18), but less likely to have a reported clinical effect (aOR = 0.41, 95% C.I.: 0.21-0.82). Our study highlighted parameters related to e-cigarette exposure incidents in 10 EU MS, the results of which indicate that consideration should be given to the design features which may mitigate risks, thereby protecting users, non-users and especially children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Other 3 6%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 12 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Psychology 3 6%
Other 12 23%
Unknown 17 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2017.
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#1,940,861
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