The new epidemic in children : penetrating injuries.
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Annual meeting. San Diego CA USA, 1994/09/29.
It is our hypothesis that there has been a dramatic increase in penetrating injuries in children.
The purpose of this study is to verify this « new » epidemic in children and to note some of its characteristics.
We performed a 7-year retrospective review of the trauma registry at our urban pediatric (<16 years of age) trauma center (UPTC).
The percentage of admissions due to penetrating injuries at our UPTC has gradually risen over the past 7 years primarily due to gunshot wounds.
In 1992 and 1993, compared to 1987 and 1988, the incidence of penetrating injuries has increased from 20 to 36% in all children and from 45 to 66% in the 12-to-15-year-old age group.
Injuries due to penetrating trauma have, indeed, increased to epidemic proportions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Enfant, Plaie pénétrante, Illinois, Arme à feu, Arme blanche, Morbidité, Traumatisme, Peau pathologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Child, Penetrating injury, Illinois, Fire arm, Side arm, Morbidity, Trauma, Skin disease, Human, United States, North America, America
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