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Survey of Injuries and Treatment Modalities in Casualties of Bam ‎Earthquake Who Had Referred to Military and Non Military Hospitals in ‎Tehran
Mohebbi H. A‎. *, Hoseini H‎., Mehrvarz Sh‎., Panahi F‎., Panahi Y‎., Moharamzad Y‎.
, mohebi@bmsu.ac.ir
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Background. the bam earthquake, which struck on 26 December 2003, at 5:26 am, destructed ‎Bam city and villages around it. In this event approximately 40000 of people were died and ‎injured. Knowledge about type and severity of injuries in victims is useful to selection an ‎appropriate management. ‎

Material and Methods: in this descriptive cross-sectional study, we evaluated medical records ‎of victims whom referred to the Tehran's military and nonmilitary hospitals by statistical indices ‎whit SPSS Version 13 Chicago. These data including Reception information, Demographic ‎data, vital sign, consciousness level, diagnostic procedures, type of injury, diagnosis, treatment ‎type, and outcome in the Emergency department and ward.‎

Results. Data from 854 victims of Bam earthquake who referred to Tehran hospitals, the ‎number of victims were admitted in military and nonmilitary hospitals were 510(59.7%) and ‎‎344(40.3%), respectively. Overall, 54.7% were male. The most common Therapeutic ‎intervention in Emergency room was: fixation of limbs in 389(39.9%). Among 945 injuries, the ‎most common diagnosis were Lower extremity fractures in 291(30.8%) ‎ ‎ In 242 cases, surgical procedures were done. 38 victims admitted in intensive care unite. Mean ‎of ISS (Injury Severity Score) was 6.7 and 11.9% had ISS more than 15 (severe injuries).‎

Conclusion. Majority of problem of victims were orthopedic injuries, thus, special attention has ‎to be focused for providing of recourses and expert personnel in peripheral areas.‎

Keywords: Earthquake, Bam, Trauma, Injury Severity
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2008/02/25 | Published: 2007/07/15
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Mohebbi H. A‎., Hoseini H‎., Mehrvarz Sh‎., Panahi F‎., Panahi Y‎., Moharamzad Y‎.. Survey of Injuries and Treatment Modalities in Casualties of Bam ‎Earthquake Who Had Referred to Military and Non Military Hospitals in ‎Tehran. J Mil Med. 2007; 9 (2) :147-152
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