Yıl 2017, Cilt 9 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 7 - 14 2017-06-15

Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service

Nazlı GORMELI KURT [1] , Songül ARAÇ [2] , Evren EKINGEN [3] , Murat ORAK [4] , Mehmet USTUNDAG [5]


Background: Changes in the physiology of patients over the age of 65 and additional internal pathologies cause them to be subject to trauma more often and change their ability to respond trauma. The purpose of this study is to make demographic analysis of geriatrics patients who apply to emergency service of Batman Regional State Hospital.
Method: Our study involves patients over the age of 65 who applied to Batman Regional State Hospital in 1st February 2016-31st January 2017. 615 cases which were considered convenient with study criteria, had been examined retrospectively. The reason of application of cases, social demographic characteristics, specifications, additional diseases, the month of trauma, trauma area, trauma hour, mortality rates, GKS (Glasgow Coma Scale) and RTS (Revised Trauma Score) were obtained from automation system and case files.
Results: 615 patients were included into study 252 of which were male and 363 were female. The average age of patients was 74.36. 70% of patients (n=433) were illiterate. The most common trauma was falling. Women patients were applied to service due to reason of falling than men. We used an anatomic scoring system called “Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)” and we divided patients into two groups as local and multiple according to the number of trauma areas. 58% (n=354) of patients were local cases while 42% (n=259) of them were multiple trauma cases and in both of the groups the most of affected body parts were extremities. In total, 6.17% (n=38) of patients were exitus. 11 of them died in emergency services. Most of patients died (78.94%) due to multiple trauma and they were mostly subject to traffic accidents. The most accompanying comorbid disease to deaths is hypertension.
Conclusion: Both in our country and globally, the elderly population is increasing rapidly. The deaths due to trauma has a significant share in geriatric age group. Thus, it is significantly important to eliminate geriatric traumas and to intervene to the cases with multidisciplinary approach beginning from emergency services.

Trauma, geriatrics
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Genel ve Dahili Tıp
Bölüm Araştırma
Yazarlar

Yazar: Nazlı GORMELI KURT (Sorumlu Yazar)

Yazar: Songül ARAÇ

Yazar: Evren EKINGEN

Yazar: Murat ORAK

Yazar: Mehmet USTUNDAG

Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 15 Haziran 2017

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { iamr511247, 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 = {2017}, volume = {9}, pages = {7 - 14}, doi = {}, title = {Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service}, key = {cite}, author = {KURT, Nazlı GORMELI and ARAÇ, Songül and EKINGEN, Evren and ORAK, Murat and USTUNDAG, Mehmet} }
APA KURT, N , ARAÇ, S , EKINGEN, E , ORAK, M , USTUNDAG, M . (2017). Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service. International Archives of Medical Research , 9 (1) , 7-14 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/iamr/issue/42437/511247
MLA KURT, N , ARAÇ, S , EKINGEN, E , ORAK, M , USTUNDAG, M . "Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service". International Archives of Medical Research 9 (2017 ): 7-14 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/iamr/issue/42437/511247>
Chicago KURT, N , ARAÇ, S , EKINGEN, E , ORAK, M , USTUNDAG, M . "Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service". International Archives of Medical Research 9 (2017 ): 7-14
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ISNAD KURT, Nazlı GORMELI , ARAÇ, Songül , EKINGEN, Evren , ORAK, Murat , USTUNDAG, Mehmet . "Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service". International Archives of Medical Research 9 / 1 (Haziran 2017): 7-14 .
AMA KURT N , ARAÇ S , EKINGEN E , ORAK M , USTUNDAG M . Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service. IAMR. 2017; 9(1): 7-14.
Vancouver KURT N , ARAÇ S , EKINGEN E , ORAK M , USTUNDAG M . Trauma analysis of patients over age of 65 who apply to emergency service. International Archives of Medical Research. 2017; 9(1): 14-7.