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Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS)   JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2008 , Volume 13 , Number 1; Page(s) 8 To 11.
 
Paper: 

TRIAGE OF WAR-INJURED TROOPS IN THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR

 
 
Author(s):  SAGHAFINIA M.*, KHATAMI S.M., NAFISI N., REZAEI YAD ELAH
 
* TRAUMA RESEARCH CENTER, BAQIYATALLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: This study compared the triage of Iran-Iraq war-injured troops within the first two years of the war with that after the first two years.
METHODS: This was a retrospective study, which compared the triage of the admissions for abdominal injuries during the first two years of the Iran-Iraq War with that in the next 6 years. Out of nearly 50,000 cases, 1,176 ones were randomly selected and their triage information was recorded and analyzed.
RESULTS: About 12.5% of patients were operated on within less than 8 hours during the first two years. From 1982 towards the end of the conflict (1988), the patients were treated within progressively shorter periods of sustaining injury; 68.8% were operated on within less than 4 hours of injury. The mean delay between injury and treatment in the first two years of war was 12 hours while it was 5 hours between 1982 and 1988. The difference was significant (P<0.05) but the mortality rate was not significantly different.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient triage was conducted differently at various stages of conflict. Better patient triage after 1982, may have been due to improved care and more specialized triage of injured troops.

 
Keyword(s): IRAN-IRAQ WAR, ABDOMINAL INJURIES, TRIAGE
 
 
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SAGHAFINIA, M., & KHATAMI, S., & NAFISI, N., & REZAEI, Y. (2008). TRIAGE OF WAR-INJURED TROOPS IN THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS), 13(1), 8-11. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=102752



Vancouver: Copy

SAGHAFINIA M., KHATAMI S.M., NAFISI N., REZAEI YAD ELAH. TRIAGE OF WAR-INJURED TROOPS IN THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS). 2008 [cited 2021August05];13(1):8-11. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=102752



IEEE: Copy

SAGHAFINIA, M., KHATAMI, S., NAFISI, N., REZAEI, Y., 2008. TRIAGE OF WAR-INJURED TROOPS IN THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS), [online] 13(1), pp.8-11. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=102752.



 
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