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Outcomes of Older Adults with Burn Injury: University Clinical Center of Kosovo.

B Duci S, M Arifi H, R Ahmeti H, K Zatriqi V, A Buja Z, T Hoxha E, Y Mekaj A - World J Plast Surg (2015)

Bottom Line: From the statistical parameters the structural index, arithmetic median, and standard deviation were calculated.Fifty six burned patient older than 60 years were included during a 10-year period.Of the 56 elderly patients 29 were women and 27 were men with a mean age of 66.7 years (range, 60-85 years).

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Affiliation: University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina, Rrethi i spitalit p.n. 10000, Kosovo;

ABSTRACT

Background: Advances in burn care over the past 50 years have brought about remarkable improvement in mortality rates such that survival has become an expected outcome even in patients with extensive injuries. Although these improvements have occurred in all age groups, survival in older adults still lags far behind that in younger cohorts. This study determines the outcomes of older adults with burn injury in University Clinical Center of Kosovo.

Methods: This is a retrospective study that includes 56 burn patients, older than 60 years who were admitted at the Department of Plastic Surgery, between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. Data processing was done with the statistical package of Stat 3. From the statistical parameters the structural index, arithmetic median, and standard deviation were calculated.

Results: Fifty six burned patient older than 60 years were included during a 10-year period. Of the 56 elderly patients 29 were women and 27 were men with a mean age of 66.7 years (range, 60-85 years). The differences were not statistically significant for both genders regarding the causes of burn injury.

Conclusion: Considering the gradual increase of the elderly population in our country based on the data of the Ministry of Public Services, an increase is expected to the incidence of burn injuries in the population of this category of our country.

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Mentions: Hot water was the most common factor involved in the majority of these cases. Five patients (8.9%) suffered electrical burn injuries. Three patients suffered burns caused by hot object and all these patients were with diabetes mellitus. Also two patients suffered from chemical burn and one patient suffered from radiation burn (Table 2). Forty two patients (75%) sustained burns involving less than 10% TBSA; 10 (17.8%) sustained burns of 10-20% TBSA; 3 (5.3%) sustained burns of 20-40% TBSA; and 1 sustained burns of greater than 40% TBSA (Figure 2).


Outcomes of Older Adults with Burn Injury: University Clinical Center of Kosovo.

B Duci S, M Arifi H, R Ahmeti H, K Zatriqi V, A Buja Z, T Hoxha E, Y Mekaj A - World J Plast Surg (2015)

Patients sustained burns based on TBSA
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4537607&req=5

Figure 2: Patients sustained burns based on TBSA
Mentions: Hot water was the most common factor involved in the majority of these cases. Five patients (8.9%) suffered electrical burn injuries. Three patients suffered burns caused by hot object and all these patients were with diabetes mellitus. Also two patients suffered from chemical burn and one patient suffered from radiation burn (Table 2). Forty two patients (75%) sustained burns involving less than 10% TBSA; 10 (17.8%) sustained burns of 10-20% TBSA; 3 (5.3%) sustained burns of 20-40% TBSA; and 1 sustained burns of greater than 40% TBSA (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: From the statistical parameters the structural index, arithmetic median, and standard deviation were calculated.Fifty six burned patient older than 60 years were included during a 10-year period.Of the 56 elderly patients 29 were women and 27 were men with a mean age of 66.7 years (range, 60-85 years).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina, Rrethi i spitalit p.n. 10000, Kosovo;

ABSTRACT

Background: Advances in burn care over the past 50 years have brought about remarkable improvement in mortality rates such that survival has become an expected outcome even in patients with extensive injuries. Although these improvements have occurred in all age groups, survival in older adults still lags far behind that in younger cohorts. This study determines the outcomes of older adults with burn injury in University Clinical Center of Kosovo.

Methods: This is a retrospective study that includes 56 burn patients, older than 60 years who were admitted at the Department of Plastic Surgery, between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. Data processing was done with the statistical package of Stat 3. From the statistical parameters the structural index, arithmetic median, and standard deviation were calculated.

Results: Fifty six burned patient older than 60 years were included during a 10-year period. Of the 56 elderly patients 29 were women and 27 were men with a mean age of 66.7 years (range, 60-85 years). The differences were not statistically significant for both genders regarding the causes of burn injury.

Conclusion: Considering the gradual increase of the elderly population in our country based on the data of the Ministry of Public Services, an increase is expected to the incidence of burn injuries in the population of this category of our country.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus