Yıl 2016, Cilt 8 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 20 - 27 2016-06-15

Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries

Mustafa ICER [1] , Yılmaz ZENGİN [2]


Background: The objective of this study is to examine electrical injuries according to high and low voltages and to investigate the factors affecting mortality. Methods: In this study, 370 patients presented with electrical injuries were retrospectively examined. Data in this study included age, gender, cause of electric shock, type of electric shock, electric voltage, falling down from height, burn degree, total burn surface area (TBSA), organ injuries, Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), serum enzymes, creatine kinase- myocardial band (CK-MB), troponin T), developing complications and cardiac arrhythmias. These parameters were compared in terms of low/high voltage electrical injuries and mortality. P values ≤0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results: The mean age was found as 25.81±14.41 (range 1-80, median 24) years. Of the participants, 301 (%81.4) were male and 69 (%18.6) female patients. Gender, occupational accident, burn percentage, burn degree, falling from height, Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), enzymes and complications were significant in terms of low-high voltage difference (p<0.05). In the present study; suicide, the difference of low-high voltage, 3rd degree burn, low GSC and elevation of LDH, ALT, AST, CK and troponin enzymes were the factors affecting mortality (p<0.05). Among the complications; rhabdomyolysis, hyperkalemia, metabolic and respiratory acidosis, pulmonary hemorrhage and edema were found as the factors influencing mortality (p<0.05). Conclusion: To distinguish electrical injury according to low-high voltage difference at the time of first presentation is important in determination of prognosis and mortality. Furthermore suicide cases, 3rd degree burns and elevated levels of LDH, ALT, AST, CK and troponin T enzymes are important in order to predict mortality. 

Electrical injury; low voltage; high voltage; mortality.
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Genel ve Dahili Tıp
Yayımlanma Tarihi 15-06-2016
Bölüm Araştırma
Yazarlar

Yazar: Mustafa ICER (Sorumlu Yazar)

Yazar: Yılmaz ZENGİN

Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 15 Haziran 2016

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { iamr510995, journal = {International Archives of Medical Research}, issn = {2146-6033}, address = {Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Histoloji ve Embriyoloji AD, 21280, Diyarbakır-Türkiye}, publisher = {Veysi AKPOLAT}, year = {2016}, volume = {8}, pages = {20 - 27}, doi = {}, title = {Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries}, key = {cite}, author = {ICER, Mustafa and ZENGİN, Yılmaz} }
APA ICER, M , ZENGİN, Y . (2016). Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries. International Archives of Medical Research , 8 (1) , 20-27 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/iamr/issue/42428/510995
MLA ICER, M , ZENGİN, Y . "Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries". International Archives of Medical Research 8 (2016 ): 20-27 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/iamr/issue/42428/510995>
Chicago ICER, M , ZENGİN, Y . "Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries". International Archives of Medical Research 8 (2016 ): 20-27
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ISNAD ICER, Mustafa , ZENGİN, Yılmaz . "Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries". International Archives of Medical Research 8 / 1 (Haziran 2016): 20-27 .
AMA ICER M , ZENGİN Y . Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries. IAMR. 2016; 8(1): 20-27.
Vancouver ICER M , ZENGİN Y . Clinical Effects of Voltage Difference and The Factors Affecting Mortality in Electrical Injuries. International Archives of Medical Research. 2016; 8(1): 27-20.