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Mortality and morbidity of fireworks-related burns on the annual last wednesday of the year festival (charshanbeh soori) in iran: an 11-year study.

Vaghardoost R, Ghavami Y, Sobouti B, Mobayen MR - Trauma Mon (2013)

Bottom Line: Evaluating effective factors yielding to such injuries may lead to better management of patients and decreased costs and morbidities.Fireworks- related injuries during Charshanbeh Soori ceremony causes significant morbidities and damage to different body parts (especially upper limbs and face), and some of these injuries will lead to life time disabilities, amputations, and even death.As most of the injured patients are young teenagers and children, special consideration must be taken into account to prevent long term morbidities.

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Affiliation: Burn Research Center, Shahid Motahari Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Management of firework-related injuries is costly for the patient, society, and government.

Objectives: Evaluating effective factors yielding to such injuries may lead to better management of patients and decreased costs and morbidities.

Patients and materials: This retrospective cross-sectional study was performed on burn patients referred to Shahid Motahari Burns Hospital on Charshanbeh Soori day festival during the period extending from March 2000 to March 2011 (11 days in an 11-year period). Demographic data, causes of burn injury, severity, and affected body parts were recorded. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 16.

Results: There were164 patients in the study with a mean age of 18.34 ± 9.31 years; 87% (145/164) were male. Homemade grenades were the most frequent cause of injury. Hand injury was reported in 56% (92/164) of the cases. Amputation was executed in 7 (4.3%) cases, and 6 (3.7%) patients died due to severe burn injuries and facial damage.

Conclusions: Fireworks- related injuries during Charshanbeh Soori ceremony causes significant morbidities and damage to different body parts (especially upper limbs and face), and some of these injuries will lead to life time disabilities, amputations, and even death. As most of the injured patients are young teenagers and children, special consideration must be taken into account to prevent long term morbidities.

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Hand Injury Due to Fireworks
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Mentions: In this study 164 patients hospitalized due to fireworks injuries were assessed with a mean age of 18.34 ± 9.31 years. The majority of injured patients were admitted on the last Tuesday night of the year and the following day (Wednesday). Eighty seven percent (145/164) of the patients were male(Figure 1). Homemade grenades were the most frequent cause of injuries (Table 3). Hand injury was reported in 56% of the cases (Figure 2). Amputation was executed in 7 cases (Figure 3); 6 patients died due to severe burn injuries and facial damage. The majority of the injuries occurred in the 15-20 year-old (29.4%) age group (Table 3). In the entire group of study patients, 75% were fireworks users and 3% were producers; the remaining 22% of injured patients were bystanders watching the ceremony. The majority of the injuries occurred on the street (74.5%), whereas fewer injuries occurred at home (23.4%) or at school (2.1%).


Mortality and morbidity of fireworks-related burns on the annual last wednesday of the year festival (charshanbeh soori) in iran: an 11-year study.

Vaghardoost R, Ghavami Y, Sobouti B, Mobayen MR - Trauma Mon (2013)

Hand Injury Due to Fireworks
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig5382: Hand Injury Due to Fireworks
Mentions: In this study 164 patients hospitalized due to fireworks injuries were assessed with a mean age of 18.34 ± 9.31 years. The majority of injured patients were admitted on the last Tuesday night of the year and the following day (Wednesday). Eighty seven percent (145/164) of the patients were male(Figure 1). Homemade grenades were the most frequent cause of injuries (Table 3). Hand injury was reported in 56% of the cases (Figure 2). Amputation was executed in 7 cases (Figure 3); 6 patients died due to severe burn injuries and facial damage. The majority of the injuries occurred in the 15-20 year-old (29.4%) age group (Table 3). In the entire group of study patients, 75% were fireworks users and 3% were producers; the remaining 22% of injured patients were bystanders watching the ceremony. The majority of the injuries occurred on the street (74.5%), whereas fewer injuries occurred at home (23.4%) or at school (2.1%).

Bottom Line: Evaluating effective factors yielding to such injuries may lead to better management of patients and decreased costs and morbidities.Fireworks- related injuries during Charshanbeh Soori ceremony causes significant morbidities and damage to different body parts (especially upper limbs and face), and some of these injuries will lead to life time disabilities, amputations, and even death.As most of the injured patients are young teenagers and children, special consideration must be taken into account to prevent long term morbidities.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Burn Research Center, Shahid Motahari Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Management of firework-related injuries is costly for the patient, society, and government.

Objectives: Evaluating effective factors yielding to such injuries may lead to better management of patients and decreased costs and morbidities.

Patients and materials: This retrospective cross-sectional study was performed on burn patients referred to Shahid Motahari Burns Hospital on Charshanbeh Soori day festival during the period extending from March 2000 to March 2011 (11 days in an 11-year period). Demographic data, causes of burn injury, severity, and affected body parts were recorded. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 16.

Results: There were164 patients in the study with a mean age of 18.34 ± 9.31 years; 87% (145/164) were male. Homemade grenades were the most frequent cause of injury. Hand injury was reported in 56% (92/164) of the cases. Amputation was executed in 7 (4.3%) cases, and 6 (3.7%) patients died due to severe burn injuries and facial damage.

Conclusions: Fireworks- related injuries during Charshanbeh Soori ceremony causes significant morbidities and damage to different body parts (especially upper limbs and face), and some of these injuries will lead to life time disabilities, amputations, and even death. As most of the injured patients are young teenagers and children, special consideration must be taken into account to prevent long term morbidities.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus