Table 4

Detection of allergies and possible adverse drug reactions in 45 in-patients for whom data are shown in Table 1

Agent

Reaction

Physician History

Computer History


Penicillin

Allergic with hives, giant hives and pruritis

2

4

Penicillin

Fever without skin reaction

0

1

Codeine

Allergic – not specified

1

0

Aspirin

Aspirin sensitive asthma

0

1

Latex

Allergic with giant hives, urticaria

0

1

Contrast Dye

Allergic with hives and itching

0

2

Peanuts/other nuts

Allergic with rash, hives, itching

0

1

Atorvastatin

Patients could not tolerate drug but denied muscle soreness or weakness or abnormal LFTs

0

2

Simvastatin

Muscle soreness

0

2

Simvastatin plus calcium channel blocker

Potential adverse interaction

0

1

Aspirin plus coumadin

Potential adverse interaction

0

2


Zakim et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:50   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-50

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