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Epidemiology of burn injuries at a newly established burn care center in rasht.

Alavi CE, Salehi SH, Tolouei M, Paydary K, Samidoust P, Mobayen M - Trauma Mon (2012)

Bottom Line: Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years.In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

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Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Advances in the care of burn injuries have resulted from the efforts of regional patient-based specialist teams at burn care centers.

Objectives: We conducted this study to assess the four-year epidemiology of burn injuries in Rasht, Iran.

Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, medical records of 2274 burn patients, treated at Velayat hospital from January 2007 to December 2010 in Rasht, Iran, were assessed. Age, sex, level of education, occupation, severity and degree of burn, burn surface area, burn cause and outcome of patients were evaluated.

Results: In our study the overall mortality rate was 8.7%; 65.7% of patients were men and 34.3% were women. Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years. Mean Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) was 15.24 ± 18.4. Lowest TBSA was 0.5% and highest TBSA was 100%. Significant associations were observed between age (P = 0.0001), place of residence (P = 0.004), level of education (P = 0.0001), unemployment (P = 0.0001), marital status (P = 0.021), causes of burn (P = 0.0001), TBSA (P = 0.0001) and mortality rate. In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).

Conclusions: Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

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Mentions: Different causes of burn and mortality rate are outlined in Table 2. Almost all burns from various causes resulted in TBSA less than 25%, with the exception of self-inflicted burns that caused burns with TBSA of 75-100%. Mean TBSA was 15.24 ± 18.4. Lowest TBSA was 0.5% and highest TBSA was 100% (Table 1). Mean length of hospitalization was 9.21 ± 7.9 days, minimum length of stay was one day and maximum length of stay was 60 days (Table 1). According to the fact that our center was newly established, some patients with severe burn were referred to more equipped centers in Tehran; therefore, the average TBSA relatively decreased in our center.(Figures 4 and 5).


Epidemiology of burn injuries at a newly established burn care center in rasht.

Alavi CE, Salehi SH, Tolouei M, Paydary K, Samidoust P, Mobayen M - Trauma Mon (2012)

Burn Injury in a Child
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3860622&req=5

fig360: Burn Injury in a Child
Mentions: Different causes of burn and mortality rate are outlined in Table 2. Almost all burns from various causes resulted in TBSA less than 25%, with the exception of self-inflicted burns that caused burns with TBSA of 75-100%. Mean TBSA was 15.24 ± 18.4. Lowest TBSA was 0.5% and highest TBSA was 100% (Table 1). Mean length of hospitalization was 9.21 ± 7.9 days, minimum length of stay was one day and maximum length of stay was 60 days (Table 1). According to the fact that our center was newly established, some patients with severe burn were referred to more equipped centers in Tehran; therefore, the average TBSA relatively decreased in our center.(Figures 4 and 5).

Bottom Line: Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years.In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Advances in the care of burn injuries have resulted from the efforts of regional patient-based specialist teams at burn care centers.

Objectives: We conducted this study to assess the four-year epidemiology of burn injuries in Rasht, Iran.

Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, medical records of 2274 burn patients, treated at Velayat hospital from January 2007 to December 2010 in Rasht, Iran, were assessed. Age, sex, level of education, occupation, severity and degree of burn, burn surface area, burn cause and outcome of patients were evaluated.

Results: In our study the overall mortality rate was 8.7%; 65.7% of patients were men and 34.3% were women. Mean age of patients was 31.47 ± 22.67 years. Mean Total Burn Surface Area (TBSA) was 15.24 ± 18.4. Lowest TBSA was 0.5% and highest TBSA was 100%. Significant associations were observed between age (P = 0.0001), place of residence (P = 0.004), level of education (P = 0.0001), unemployment (P = 0.0001), marital status (P = 0.021), causes of burn (P = 0.0001), TBSA (P = 0.0001) and mortality rate. In our study, no significant difference was observed between age and sex (P = 0.071).

Conclusions: Due to high prevalence of burn injuries in Iran, increasing the level of awareness of the society as well as adhering to safety procedures both at home and workplace is recommended via implementing effective national safety policies.

No MeSH data available.


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