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Epidemiology of Burn Patients Admitted to Intensive Care Unit of Motahari Hospital in Tehran (2008-2013)
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Background: Care, treatment and the necessity of extensive research in burn patients is an important priority for health systems. The aim of this study is to analyze the epidemiology of burn patients who admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shahid Motahari hospital in Tehran during 2008-2013.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on patients with burns which were admitted to the ICUof Shahid Motahary Burn Center from April 2008 to April 2013. Demographic and clinical data including gender, age, length of hospital stay, total body surface area (TBSA), grading of burn, site of burn, type of patient’s insurance and surgical procedures have gathered from medical records. Data were analyzed by SPSS.16 software and by means of X2 and ANOVA test.
Results: In study period 976 patients were admitted in ICU, which 70.6% of them were male. Their mean age was 34.72±20.26 years old and mean hospital stay was 17.09±14.05 days. The main manner of burns was due to accidental burn (87%). The main site of burn was in more than three sites of body in 89.7% of patients. 80.3% of patients had grade 3 burn and the main cause of burns in our patients was due to flame (77.1%). Inhalation injures were seen in 20% of samples. There was significant relationship between burn outcome and gender, degree of burn, percentage of burn, location of injuries, burn infection, cause of burns and inhalation injury.
Conclusions: High mortality rate in patients with more than 40% burn of total body surface area and effect of flame (fossile feuls) and hot water as a main cuase of burn in adults patients and younger samples respectively indicative for need of increasing necessary training in order to increase awareness of population in the context of the common causes of burns and reduction strategies in community events.
Keywords: Burn, Epidemiology, Outcome, Iran.
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Volume 37, Issue 2 (2019) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی سازمان نظام پزشکی جمهوری اسلامی ایران Journal of Medical Council of Iran
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