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Mahmoodloo R, Ghandili L, Yousef fam P, Karimipoor M. STUDYING THE EPIDEMIOLOGIC VARIABLE OF GUNSHOT VICTIMS. Stud Med Sci. 2012; 23 (5) :539-543
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-1497-en.html
Surgery Department, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, , mahmodlou@gmail.com
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  Background & Aims : Gunshot trauma is a major problem from worlds war until today and its mortality is increased with progress in military industry. According to strategic position of west Azarbaijan province and residue of implanted mines in through the POV our hospital is faced with a lot of gunshot victims. This study aimed to study epidemiologic variable of gunshot victims from October 2002 to October 2007.

  Materials & M ethods : T his retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 138 patients admitted from October 2002 to October 2007 to Imam hospital. A questionnaire including survey variables was made and was according to m edical records and the data were anal yzed.

  Results : 93 patient (67%) were in 10-29 age group. 126 (9/03%) of them was men. Average hospitalization time was 5.9 day. Trauma was due to gunshot in 64 (46.3%), shotgun in 37 (26.8%) and explosion in 37(26-8%). The most involved region was the h ead and neck in 46 victim s (28.8%) and lower limb in 40 (2.6%). The most involved organ was the l ung and pleura chest wall in 21(23.7%) and vasculature of limbs in 18(19.78%) . The m ortality ra te was 8.6% and disability occurred in 6.%.

  Conclusion: According to high volume gunshot trauma in west Azerbaijan province, this problem must be considered more seriously .

Keywords: Trauma, Injury, Gunshot, Organ
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