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Ali Alavi S.,Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences | Taghaviasl M.,Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences | Zadeh Homaii N.B.,Hormozgzn University of Medical science
Life Science Journal | Year: 2013

Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of most important causes of neurologic complications. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, jolt, falling or penetrating wound to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. In this study we decided to determine the prevalence of head trauma causes in Bandar Abbas-Iran. Method: In this descriptive study that conducted from December 21th to March 20th of 2012, documents of 54 patients have been studied. Necessary information extracted from documents according a checklist. Collected data entered to SPSS version 16 Andusedt-test and one-way ANOVA to compare demographic and clinical characteristics. Results: prevalence of head trauma considered as 2.73% between all patients with trauma diagnosis. Prevalence of head trauma was meaningfully more in men rather than women. Another considerable result was the prevalence of head trauma in patients with age range between 11 to 30 years old. Conclusion: Our findings show that prevalence of head trauma among patients with trauma diagnosis was 2.73% and The most important cause of head trauma in this period of time was vehicle accidents. Source

Dehbarez A.H.,Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences | Jafariyan F.,Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences | Nasiri H.,Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences | Haghighi M.,Hormozgzn University of Medical science | And 3 more authors.
Life Science Journal | Year: 2013

Background: This study is conducted to determine the cause of death in patients admitted to Shahid Mohammadi hospital, the central hospital of Hormozgan Province. Methods: In this retrospective study, the records of 761 patients who died in Shahid Mohammadi hospital in the 12 months ending September 2012 were reviewed. Data was collected as a check list including demographic information of the deceased, the ward, time of death, the underlying cause and the direct cause. Based on ICD-10 classification, the underlying cause was classified into thirteen categories including infectious and parasitic diseases, neoplasms, diseases of blood and blood-forming organs, immune mechanism, endocrine diseases, nutritional and metabolic diseases, nervous system diseases, Circulatory system diseases, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, diseases of the skin and underlying tissues, diseases of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, genitourinary diseases, diseased caused by injuries, poisoning and other external consequences (injuries and poisoning). Collected data were analyzed using SPSS software and descriptive statistics tests. Results and Conclusion: In this study, the highest mortality rate has occurred in the age group over 60 years (51.7%) and age range of 41 to 60 year (26.9%), and the most common causes of mortality in these age groups consist of internal system diseases, diseases of the cardiovascular system and malignancies. In this study, mortality was more prevalent among men than women, and most deaths have occurred within the 7 am to 19. Overall, the most common causes of death were circulatory system diseases (43.1%), disease caused by injuries, poisoning and external causes (18%), neoplasms (13.07%) and the lowest rate of mortality belonged to diseases of skin and musculoskeletal system (atherosclerosis) and connective tissue (0.1%). Source

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