Drowning and near-drowning.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Water immersion is a frequent cause of accidental death and hospital admission. This article outlines the pathogenesis and principles of treatment. Drowning is defined as death by asphyxia due to submersion in a liquid medium. Near-drowning is defined as immediate survival after asphyxia due to submersion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moon, RE; Long, RJ

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 386

PubMed ID

  • 12534480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1035-6851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1442-2026.2002.00379.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Australia