Volume 60, Issue 1 (13 2002)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2002, 60(1): 15-18 | Back to browse issues page

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This is a morbidity study about vascular trauma in Sina hospital, from 1974 to 1999. In this study morbidity is defined as amputation, wound infection, and recurrent thrombosis.
Materials and Methods: We reviewed the Patient's records and studied the effects of different factors such as type of trauma, associated injury, absence of capillary filling and presence or absence of distal pulse before and after surgery on morbidity.
Results: Reviewing 100 cases, we found 83 percent of them were thrombosis. The mean age was 32.5 years old. From the patients, 76 percent had penetrating trauma and the reminder had blunt traumas. Type of blunt trauma, associated injury, absence of capillary filling and the status of distal pulse, before and after surgery, time of surgery, muscular response to cautery and duration of hospital stay, all were associated with morbidity (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: In this study it is concluded that prompt diagnosis of vascular injuries, primary resuscitation and transferring the patients to proper centers and appropriate care of complicated cases, will help us to reduce morbidity.
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