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An unfortunate injection

Abstract:

Intramuscular injection has been used to administer medications for more than a hundred years. However, despite our profession's long experience with intramuscular administration, preventable complications such as injection nerve palsies are still prevalent in developing countries. Injections account for one-fifth of all traumatic nerve injuries. These injuries largely occur due to indiscriminate use of intramuscular injections for treating common illnesses, frequently by unlicensed or undert...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1136/bcr-2015-211127

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Department:
Oxford, Continuing Education, Kellog College
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ case reports Journal website
Volume:
2016
Pages:
bcr2015211127-bcr2015211127
Publication date:
2016
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EISSN:
1757-790X
Pubs id:
pubs:609035
URN:
uri:4b9eb2e6-bbf1-4a83-b253-0fbeeb2fd1f0
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uuid:4b9eb2e6-bbf1-4a83-b253-0fbeeb2fd1f0
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pubs:609035
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English
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