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Aspiration and obstructed airways as the cause of death in 158 consecutive traffic fatalities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4009753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to assess the number of road deaths caused by aspiration, 158 consecutive traffic fatalities were retrospectively analyzed. Approximately 20% of the victims dead at the scene or within 24 hours after the accident had any significant amount of blood in the airways. However, this aspiration did not alter the final fatal outcome, as all victims except one had virtually unsurvivable injuries. We conclude that aspiration is very rare as the cause of death among traffic fatalities.
A Ottosson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-01     Completed Date:  1985-08-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Airway Obstruction / mortality*
Middle Aged

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