Background: Skin protects the body against external factors, helps maintain physiological body temperature, and has sensory and immune functions. Burns can occur with electricity, radiation, chemicals, hot and cold factors. Since this is a very important public health problem, we aimed to analyze the epidemiological data of third-degree burns with high risk of mortality and morbidity in our emergency department.
Methods: Retrospectively, 73 patients with third-degree burns between January 2011 and December 2012 were included in the study. Demographic data of the patients, location and percentage of burn, cause, and mortality were recorded. Data between genders analyzed statistically.
Results: 79.5% of the patients were male. The mean age was 35±18 years. Flame burns were most common. It was determined that male patients had longer hospital stays. There was no statistically significant difference between age and gender in terms of mortality. It was observed that mortality increased as the percentage of burns increased.
Conclusion: Third-degree burns are the most common cause of burns with flame, as in young adult males. While there is no difference in mortality between age and gender, the death rate increases as the burn area increases. The frequency of burns can be reduced if the society is educated about protective measures against flammable and combustible materials. Thus, the bad results that may occur due to burns can be reduced. Therefore, regional epidemiological studies are needed.
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||31 Ocak 2022|
|Başvuru Tarihi||9 Kasım 2021|
|Kabul Tarihi||22 Aralık 2021|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2022, Cilt 3, Sayı 1|
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