Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021
75.OUTCOME OF PEDIATRIC TRAUMA IN LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER, KING ABDULAZIZ MEDICAL CITY, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
Dr. Mohammed Alnamshan, Abdulaziz Althunayyan, Abdulaziz Aldosari, Abdullah Sufyani, Dakheel Alotaibi, Faisal Almoaiqel
Background: Pediatric trauma remains the leading cause of emergency department (ED) presentation and death around the world.1 In 2016, the WHO estimated that injuries accounted for 644,855 death and between 10 million and 30 million suffered non-fatal injuries among children under the age of 15.
Objective: Was to assess the outcome of pediatric trauma in level 1 trauma center KAMC, Riyadh, kingdom of Saudi Arabia .
Method: This study was conducted in the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC). Data was collected from the medical records of all patients admitted during the study period who meet the inclusion criteria. The study was cross sectional involving chart review with a retrospective design.
Results: Between January 2010 to December 2015, 1372 cases was presented to pediatric emergency department. Between ages 0 to 14 years old as a trauma cases. The most common mechanism of injury is Fall followed by Motor Vehicle accident. Severity of injury which manifested by Glasgow coma scale which showed 183 cases (13.3%) was <9 and 96 cases (7%) is 9-12, respectively. Musculoskeletal injuries is the most common involved system 514 cases (37.5%), followed by others injuries
Conclusion: This study found that the most affected pediatric age is from 4 to 14 years. Also, found the majority of the cases survived the injuries. The commonest mechanism is fall followed by motor vehicle accident. Finally,37% of the patients suffered from musculoskeletal injuries.
Keywords : TRAUMA, PEDIATRIC, MECHANISM OF INJURY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MORTALITY RATE
Cite This Article:
Please cite this article in press Mohammed Alnamshan et al, Outcome Of Pediatric Trauma In Level 1 Trauma Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(1).
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