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Journal:   BULLETIN OF EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA BEAT   2014 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 82 To 85.
 
Paper: 

PATTERNS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NORTH WEST OF IRAN DURING 2013 NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS: COMPLICATIONS AND CASUALTIES

 
 
Author(s):  SHAMS VAHDATI SAMAD, GHAFARZAD AMIR, RAHMANI FARZAD, PANAHI FARID*, OMRANI RAD AMIR
 
* RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATION CENTER (RDCC), TRAUMA RESEARCH CENTER, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective: To determine the patterns, complications and casualties of road traffic accidents in North West of Iran during 2013 New Year holidays.
Methods: One hundred and eighty one patients with trauma-related vehicle crashes were investigated in a cross sectional-descriptive study. We only included those road traffic accidents which were recorded during the 2013 Iranian New Year holidays. Severity of injury based on Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, patient transmission type, damaged organ and the final diagnosis was determined. The mortality rate as well as complications were also recorded and reported. The pattern was analyzed and presented using descriptive statistics.
Results: Overall we included 181 patients who were victims of road traffic accidents during the study period.
Most cases of multiple traumas were from two car accident (49.2%). Of 181 cases, 71 (39.2%), 66 (36.5%), 16 (8.8%) and 11 (6.1%) subjects had limb, head and neck, abdominal, and spinal cord injuries respectively, while 16 cases (8.8%) did not have any organ damage. In final diagnosis, a limb fracture was noticed in 32 cases (17.7%) and skull fractures in 5 subjects (2.8%) as the first and second causes.
Conclusion: As head and neck were the most damaged organs after the limbs in patients with multiple traumas, it seems that there is a necessity for these patients in transmission and examination of head traumas. So there is a need for a proper referral system.

 
Keyword(s): ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, TRAUMA COMPLICATIONS, NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS, DISABILITY ADJUSTED LIFE YEARS (DALY)
 
 
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APA: Copy

SHAMS VAHDATI, S., & GHAFARZAD, A., & RAHMANI, F., & PANAHI, F., & OMRANI RAD, A. (2014). PATTERNS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NORTH WEST OF IRAN DURING 2013 NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS: COMPLICATIONS AND CASUALTIES. BULLETIN OF EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA BEAT, 2(2), 82-85. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403698



Vancouver: Copy

SHAMS VAHDATI SAMAD, GHAFARZAD AMIR, RAHMANI FARZAD, PANAHI FARID, OMRANI RAD AMIR. PATTERNS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NORTH WEST OF IRAN DURING 2013 NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS: COMPLICATIONS AND CASUALTIES. BULLETIN OF EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA BEAT. 2014 [cited 2021May16];2(2):82-85. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403698



IEEE: Copy

SHAMS VAHDATI, S., GHAFARZAD, A., RAHMANI, F., PANAHI, F., OMRANI RAD, A., 2014. PATTERNS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NORTH WEST OF IRAN DURING 2013 NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS: COMPLICATIONS AND CASUALTIES. BULLETIN OF EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA BEAT, [online] 2(2), pp.82-85. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403698.



 
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