Health  Vol.4 No.4 , April 2012
The prognosis of trauma among children and the factors contributing to it
ABSTRACT
Background: The role of prognosis-prediction by scoring systems is an issue of importance to decrease the mortality rate in children with trauma. In this study, our goal was to evaluate the prognosis of trauma among children younger than 17 years of age and the contributing factors in the setting of a teaching hospital. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, we evaluated 151 consecutive children, younger than 17 years of age, victims of trauma who were admitted to a teaching hospital in Tehran, Iran between November 2009 and March 2010. Results: In this study, the mean PTS was 11.04 that this variable was 7.58 in cases with morbidity which was significantly higher than non-morbid cases (P = 0.001). Conclusions: The result of our study indicates that pediatric trauma scoring system can be used as a tool to predict the prognosis of trauma in children.

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Derakhshanfar, H. , Hatamabadi, H. , Karimian, K. , Abdalvand, A. , Dolatabadi, A. , Shahrami, A. and Shojaee, M. (2012) The prognosis of trauma among children and the factors contributing to it. Health, 4, 212-215. doi: 10.4236/health.2012.44032.
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