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Critical care admissions up for pediatric opioid poisonings

Key clinical point: The proportion of children admitted to critical care for serious opioid poisonings has increased from 2015 to 2018.

Major finding: Critical care units were involved in 10% of pediatric opioid poisoning cases registered in 2015-2018, up from 7% in 2005-2009.

Study details: Retrospective study of 753,592 acute opioid poisonings reported to U.S. poison centers between 2005 and 2018.

Disclosures: Some funding for the study came from the GA Poison Center. The first author had no disclosures relevant to the research.