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Titolo:
Windows 99: A source of suburban pediatric trauma
Autore:
Benoit, R; Watts, DD; Dwyer, K; Kaufmann, C; Fakhry, S;
Indirizzi:
Inova Fairfax Hosp, Inova Reg Trauma Ctr, Falls Church, VA 22042 USA InovaFairfax Hosp Falls Church VA USA 22042 , Falls Church, VA 22042 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 49, anno: 2000,
pagine: 477 - 481
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FALLS; CHILDREN; HEIGHTS;
Keywords:
child; falls; window; toddler; pediatric; trauma; suburban;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
9
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Benoit, R Inova Fairfax Hosp, Inova Reg Trauma Ctr, 3300 Gallows Rd, FallsChurch, VA 22042 USA Inova Fairfax Hosp 3300 Gallows Rd Falls Church VA USA 22042 USA
Citazione:
R. Benoit et al., "Windows 99: A source of suburban pediatric trauma", J TRAUMA, 49(3), 2000, pp. 477-481

Abstract

Background: Falls from windows in urban areas cause a significant number of pediatric injuries, Window falls have not been well described in the nonurban setting. We describe the epidemiology of window falls from residentialhomes among pediatric patients at a suburban Level I trauma center,Methods: A review of patients admitted from January 1991 through November 1999 to a center serving a rapidly growing suburban area was performed. Results:A total of 2,322 children, ages 0-14 years, were admitted during the study period. Falls comprised 41% of these admissions, and 11% of falls were from windows, greater than twice the national average, More than 39% of children who fell from windows were admitted directly to the intensive care unit. Overall mortality rate was 4%, Ages 0 to 4 years comprised the largest percentage (83%), and all children who died were in this age group. Children less than or equal to 4 years were more likely to have an Abbreviated Injury Score greater than or equal to 2 (head injury) than those ages 10 to 14 years (p = 0.032). More than 31% of all children injured in window falls seen at the study institution between 1991 and 1999 were admitted in the last 2 years. Conclusion: Pediatric falls from windows in this suburban area appear to be increasing, with an incidence greater than the national average. Childrenat greatest risk are less than 4 years old. Further research in injury prevention at the national level aimed at suburban areas may be warranted.

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