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    Default Magnet Ingestions Management at a Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital

    Physician's Weekly, no author cited
    Sept. 6, 2022

    For a study, researchers sought to examine the clinical care and consequences of magnet ingestions in a big tertiary children’s hospital. In addition, they wanted to ascertain the relationship between the frequency of high-powered magnet intake and the regulation of these magnets.
    From January 2008 to December 2020, children aged less than 18 years who presented to the emergency room and were admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for ingestion of single or multiple magnets were included. The study looked at demographics, symptoms, treatment, and results. In addition, the frequency of magnet intake was compared over three time periods: before the ban (2008-2012), during the prohibition (2013-2016), and after the ban (2017–2020).

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    Default Re: Magnet Ingestions Management at a Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital

    Grulla, what on earth is this supposed to prove? I find no intention or reason for feeding magnets to children, far less any positive results. What is the point in posting this item? I can't see that it's telling us anything.
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    Default Re: Magnet Ingestions Management at a Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital

    The point is a health-safety issue in leaving dangerous material around where youngsters can get in serious trouble ingesting them.

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    Aha. Thank you for clarifying.
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