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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2006, 10(4): 55-62 Back to browse issues page
Column and Spinal Cord Injuries in Shiraz Nemazi Hospital, an Epidemiological Study
M Taghippor , E Sherafat Kazemzadeh
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Introduction & Objective: Acute injuries of the spine and spinal cord are among the most common causes of severe post-traumatic disability and death. The sample population was defined with respect to gender, age, cause of injury and neurological impairment (based on Frankel Grading System) to see whether these properties are similar to those of other studies. Materials & Methods: This is a prospective study conducted in Shiraz Nemazi Hospital to evaluate 85 new patients (68 men & 17 women) with a traumatic vertebral column injury (VCI) admitted in 1381. Results: The mean age was 35 ± 12 (Min15day-old baby, Max70 year-old man). The highest frequency of injuries was observed between ages of 20-29 for adults.The male female ratio was 4 to1. Motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of VCI (54.11%), followed by falls (42.35%).The most common site of injury was thoracolumbar region (40%) while the most common neurological impairments were found in thoracic fractures (75%). A total of 60% of our patients had different degrees of neurological deficits (Frankel B-D), however, 32.44% of them were complete (Frankle A). Conclusion: Our focus on the traumatic VCI and its major etiology revealed that efforts should be made to prevent collisions on the road. It highlights the need for a national prevention strategy and a nation-wide epidemiological study in our country.
Keywords: Epidemiology, Trauma, Vertebral column, Spinal cord
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/6 | Accepted: 2015/06/6 | Published: 2015/06/6
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Taghippor M, Sherafat Kazemzadeh E. Column and Spinal Cord Injuries in Shiraz Nemazi Hospital, an Epidemiological Study. Armaghane danesh. 2006; 10 (4) :55-62
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