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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part E (2019)

Causes of mortality in burns, prospective study

Author(s): Dr. Jamal Abed Hasan, Dr. Qasim Hamza Eriby and Dr. Salih Abdul-Kafi Hammoodi
Abstract:
Background: Burn is a common emergency in clinical practice and remain a major medical and surgical problem.
Objectives: To diagnose the causes of death in patient who are burned with different types of burns.
Patients and Method: One hundred dead Patients were studied to diagnose the causes of death.
Results: Our study showed that 60 dead patients were females (60%) and 40 dead patients were males (40%) and female to male ratio were 1.5:1.The age ranged from 1 to 90 years, with mean age of the patients was 25 years + 5 years. our study showed that the most common cause of death were sepsis 50 (50%) followed by multiorgan failure 25 (25%), respiratory failure 15 (15%), shock 8 (8%), brain death 2 (2%).
Conclusion: Our study showed that the most common cause of death were sepsis followed by multi organ failure, respiratory failure, shock and brain death.
Pages: 261-264  |  1008 Views  205 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Jamal Abed Hasan, Dr. Qasim Hamza Eriby, Dr. Salih Abdul-Kafi Hammoodi. Causes of mortality in burns, prospective study. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(3):261-264. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i3e.178
International Journal of Surgery Science