:: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Autumn 2013) ::
J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2013, 3(3): 285-289 Back to browse issues page
The Incidence of Chest Trauma in Patients Refer to Vali - Asr Hospital of Fasa: (Epidemiology of chest trauma)
Mostafa Bijani 1, Leila Nikrooz, Mohammad Mehdi Naghizadeh, Ziba Tavakkol
1- , bizhani_mostafa@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (18275 Views)
Background & Objectives: Trauma is one of the most important causes of mortality in human population all over the world. Thoracic trauma is one of the most important medical and socio-economic burdens in different areas of Iran. This study was conducted to evaluate the epidemiology status of thoracic trauma prevalence in Emergency departments of Vali-E-Asr teaching Hospital in Fasa.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 300 traumatized patients (240 males and 60 females) who referred to the emergency department of Vali-E-Asr Hospital of Fasa due to chest trauma in a six month period, which started from January 2011. The data was statistically analyzed by using a prospective study.
Results: Among 300 patients, 240 individuals were male (80℅) and 60 were female (20℅). The most frequent incidence rate of chest trauma (6/47℅) was observed in the age group of 15 to 25 years. And the average age was 35 years. The most frequent cause of trauma was traffic accidents (58/4℅) and the least frequent cause of trauma was gunshot (2/7℅). The most frequent clinical symptom observed in patients was chest pain and chest tenderness. The most frequent associated trauma observed with thoracic injuries was head trauma (58/3℅).
Conclusion: By considering the high frequency of traffic accidents as the leading cause of chest trauma, basic reform in traffic and transportation should be done.
Keywords: Trauma, Chest trauma, Traffic accidents
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2012/07/8 | Accepted: 2013/06/11 | Published: 2013/09/23

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