Emergency Traumatic Patients, Study & Analysis in Nineveh Province in Iraq

Authors

  • Mohammed Salih Abdullah Ali
  • Zainab Saud Abdulaziz
  • Sara Raad Lahoob
  • Azzawi M Hadi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15409

Keywords:

Traumatic Patients, Limb injury, Accidents, RTA, Nineveh Province

Abstract

Background: Trauma is the medical problems associated with physical injury. Physical injuries includ
thermal, chemical and ionizing radiation but mechanical injury is the most common type. The study was
aimed to highlight the epidemiological parameters of these cases, determine most common causes and the
management as well outcome for them. Patients and Methods: This was a cross section study involve
250 trauma cases admitted to Alsalam and Aljumhoory teaching hospitals of Nineveh province Iraq, from
November 2018 to April 2019. Results: Males are more affected than females, and 56 % of patients belong
to the age groups from 10 to 39 years, we found that Slips and falls (or same level falls) are the most common
mechanism of injury specially among elderly people, while bullet and blast injuries form a small percentage
of injuries with 4% & 1.6% respectively. Limb injury is the most common type of injury, followed by head
injuries. Most of these injuries were treated conservatively but about quarter of them require surgery, while
abdominal injuries which represent about 5.6% of all injuries, were treated by surgery with exception of
21.4% treated conservatively. Conclusion: Young males are more exposed to trauma. Limb injury is the
most common type of injury while head injury is the commonest cause of death. Conservative treatment is
the most used strategy. Bowel is the most intra-abdominal organ affected

Author Biographies

Mohammed Salih Abdullah Ali

Consultant General Surgeon MBChB. CABS, Head of Department of Surgery, Nineveh College of Medicine

Zainab Saud Abdulaziz

MBChB, Resident in Nineveh Health Directorate;, Department of Surgery,
Nineveh College of Medicine

Sara Raad Lahoob

MBChB, Resident in Nineveh Health Directorate; FIBMS, Department of Surgery,
Nineveh College of Medicine

Azzawi M Hadi

Consultant urologist MBChB. FIBMS, Department of Surgery,
Nineveh College of Medicine

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Mohammed Salih Abdullah Ali, Zainab Saud Abdulaziz, Sara Raad Lahoob, & Azzawi M Hadi. (2021). Emergency Traumatic Patients, Study & Analysis in Nineveh Province in Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 804-809. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15409