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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 5.922

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

TYPES AND MODES OF BURN INJURIES AND MORTALITY RATE AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Dr. Maryam Tariq*, Dr. Ramza Naeem Butt and Dr. Sikandar Riaz Cheema

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the various types and modes of burn injuries and mortality rate at tertiary care hospital. Material and methods: This retrospective study was conducted at Department of Plastic Surgery, Jinnah Hospital Lahore from January 2018 to June 2018 over the period of 6 months. Total 100 with burn injuries were selected from hospital record and analyzed. Etiology of burns, nature of burn injury and severity of burn injury was assessed. Results: Total 100 with burn injury were selected. Mean age of the patients was 32 years. 30-40years age group was the most commonly affected. Etiologies of injuries are flame burns (60%), scalds (25%), electrical burns (10%) and chemical burns (5%). Most of the burn injuries are accidental (65%), followed by suicidal (15%), industrial (12%) and homicidal (8%). Conclusion: Results of present study showed the male patients were more victim as compared female patients. Age group 30-40 was the most commonly affected age group. Most of the patients were found with flam burn. Most of the patients were found with 31-40% TBSA and higher number of mortality was noted in 71-80% TBSA.

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