The 10-year experience of a Level II trauma center with 122 gunshot wounds referred from a large rural area was analyzed to illustrate differences from the experience of urban centers.
Most frequent causes of injury were attempted suicide in 38 (31%) patients, hunting mishaps in 32 (26%), unintentional accidents in 29 (24%), and intentional assault in 18 (15%). Of weapons specified, rifles were documented in 48 (39%) instances, shotguns in 25 (21%), and handguns in 24 (20%). Body regions injured were the trunk in 47 (39%) patients, head in 35 (29%), lower extremity in 31 (25%), and upper extremity in 29 (24%). Twenty-five patients (20%) died as a result of their injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plaie, Arme à feu, Pistolet, Hôpital, Milieu rural, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etiologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Wound, Fire arm, Gun (tool), Hospital, Rural environment, United States, North America, America, Etiology, Epidemiology, Human, Trauma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0649428
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 09/06/1995.