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Titolo:
Flame burn admissions and fire fatalities in Scotland with particular reference to the Strathclyde (Glasgow) region, and their prevention
Autore:
Sarhadi, NS; Reid, WH; Murray, GD; Williamson, J;
Indirizzi:
Wordsley Hosp, W Midlands Reg Plast Surg Unit, Stourbridge DY8 5QY, W Midlands, England Wordsley Hosp Stourbridge W Midlands England DY8 5QY W Midlands, England
Titolo Testata:
BURNS
fascicolo: 7, volume: 27, anno: 2001,
pagine: 731 - 738
SICI:
0305-4179(200111)27:7<731:FBAAFF>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INJURIES; ALCOHOL; TRENDS;
Keywords:
fire fatalities; flame burn admissions; prevention; Scotland;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sarhadi, NS Wordsley Hosp, W Midlands Reg Plast Surg Unit, Stourbridge DY85QY, W Midlands, England Wordsley Hosp Stourbridge W Midlands England DY85QY England
Citazione:
N.S. Sarhadi et al., "Flame burn admissions and fire fatalities in Scotland with particular reference to the Strathclyde (Glasgow) region, and their prevention", BURNS, 27(7), 2001, pp. 731-738

Abstract

Scotland has the highest rate of fire fatalities in the UK. Nearly 50% of the population and fire deaths in Scotland are in the Strathclyde region. The data from the burns unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary were studied to findthe number of admissions due to flame burns and see how it compared with the fire deaths. During 1981-1993, amongst 2771 admissions to the burns unit, 1181 (43%) were due to flame burns and out of these flame burn victims, 69% were adults, 16% elderly and 15% children. The distribution of cases according to the total body surface area (TBSA) involvement was 866 (73%) with1-15%, 165 (14%) with 16-30%, and 150 (13%) with greater than or equal to 31% TBSA burns. The annual number of flame burn admissions declined during 1981-1993. In the Glasgow region 50% of the domestic fires leading to non-fatal burns or to death were started by misuse of smoking materials. Chip pan fires were responsible for 8% of admissions to the burns unit. The annualnumber of fare fatalities when reviewed for a longer period 1973-1995 alsoshowed a decreasing trend. Further educational and legislative measures toprevent flame burns are discussed. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.

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