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Epidural hematoma in adults: A descriptive study

(2016) Epidural hematoma in adults: A descriptive study. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences.


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An important complication of head trauma is acute epidural hematoma. In this study, we investigated clinical outcomes in patients with epidural hematoma and the prevalence of epidural hematoma in the referral hospital of Bandar Abbas-Iran. In this descriptive study conducted in 2013, medical records of 230 patients with epidural hematoma who were hospitalized in Shahid Mohammadi hospital of Bandar Abbas within 2011 to 2013 were studied. Exclusion criteria included information defect in medical records or inaccessibility to them for any reason. Data was collected using a checklist that included demographic information and clinical outcomes, medical information, and causing factors of head trauma. Collected data was entered in the SPSS software version16, and used the descriptive statistical and correlation tests for analyzing. From 230 medical records were studied, 15 patients (7) were females and 215 (93) were males. The average age of patients was 27.2. In terms of medical interventions, 136 patients (59.1) underwent surgery, and 94 patients (40.9) were observed in the relevant wards. Of causing factors, 122 cases were motor accident, 25 cases were falling down, one case was due to knife injury, 45 cases were car accident, 6 cases were assault, and 131 cases were unspecified. Clinical outcome in 27 cases were (11.7) death. Eventually, the prevalence of epidural hematoma among multiple trauma cases was calculated 4.34.Based on the results of this study, the prevalence of epidural hematoma among multiple trauma cases was 4.34, and totally, the clinical outcome in 11.7 of cases is death.

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Keywords: adult; Article; assault; cause of death; cross-sectional study; epidural hematoma; falling; female; human; Iran; knife cut; major clinical study; male; medical record review; mortality; neurosurgery; observation; outcome assessment; prevalence; traffic accident; young adult
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 40-105 Pathogenesis. Etiology
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Surgery
Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Student Research Committee
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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