ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH ELECTRIC BURN IN PLASTIC SURGERY DEPARTMENT OF MAYO HOSPITAL, LAHOREJournal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.05, No. 04)
Publication Date: 2018-04-09
Authors : Javeria Nasim Dr.Amber Razaq Dr.Saneea Saleem Quraishi;
Page : 2762-2766
Keywords : Burn centre; electrical burn; incidences; epidemiology.;
Background: When an electric current passes through the body, interferes with the function of an internal organ, or sometimes burns the tissues, it starts to fruition. From 4% to 6.5% of applications made to incineration units in the United States and about 1000 deaths per year. Objective: To evaluate the epidemiology and outcomes of patients who were referred to Department of Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Burn Unit, Mayo Hospital Lahore for electrical burns treatment. Study Design: It is an observational retrospective Hospital based study. Place and Duration of Study: The study was performed in Department of Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Burn Unit, Mayo Hospital Lahore for the period of four year from March 2014 to March 2017. Patients and Methods: From March 2014 to March 2017, all age groups, ethnic groups, and patients with electrical burns of the either sex who came to burn center for treatment were included. The data of patients with electric donut stories were collected and analyzed. Using descriptive analysis by SPSS version 12.0. Records with incomplete data were discarded in three or more variants. Results: Of 305 patients, 296 (90.5%) were male and 8 (9.5%) were female. The mean age of the patients injured by electrical burns was 27.35 ± 12.38. The proportion of age groups most affected by electrical burns was between 22 and 31 years. Conclusion: Burn injuries mainly involve young men between 22 and 31 years of age. Our study found the increasing frequency of patients caught with serious injuries in the following years. When it is thought that such destructive injuries are caused by commonly avoided hazards, preventive strategies need to be adopted. Keywords: Burn centre, electrical burn, incidences, epidemiology.
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