Vol 5, No 3 (2020)
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Retrospective analysis of thoracic trauma and evaluation of the factors affecting the duration of stay in the hospital

Eray Çınar1, Özgür Ömer Yildiz2, İlknur Aytekin Çelik2, Bülent Güngörer3, Eren Usul4, Şükrü Yorulmaz3, Eylem Kuday Kaykısız5, Kamil Safiejko6
Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(3):159-163.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the epidemiological and demographic features, treatment types of patients with thoracic trauma, as well as the duration of hospital stay and the factors affecting mortality.

Material and Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study included patients who applied to the emergency room in a tertiary care hospital, between 2017–2019 and having thoracic trauma. Patients; age, gender, date of application, type of injury (blunt or penetran), arrival saturation, use of anticoagulants, type of injury, side of injury (right, left, bilateral) additional injury, hospitalization and mortality status were recorded. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant.

Results: Total of 113 people were included in the study. The average age was 52.15 ± 20.3. The most common reason of applying to the hospital was falling with 50 patients. A negative weak correlation was found between saturation and age and hospital stay. In terms of pathology and gender, there was no statistically significant difference in mortality.

Conclusion: As a result, in this study, thoracic trauma occurs mostly in men and due to falls and motor vehicle accidents, and the majority of injuries due to thoracic trauma can heal without follow- up or tube thoracostomy.

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