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Epidemiology, causes and prevention of car rollover crashes with ejection.
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PMID:  25221693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Rollover crashes (ROCs) are responsible for almost a third of all highway vehicle occupant fatalities. Although ROCs are common and serious mechanism of injury, ROCs are under-reported. To analyze the causes, mechanism, impact and prevention of ROCs, we reviewed the literature between 1984 and 2013. By utilizing the search engines PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE by using key words "ROCs" "Ejection" and "vehicle" the initial search yielded 241 abstracts, of which 58 articles were relevant. Most of the articles were either retrospective or experimental studies funded by automobile companies. All vehicles are susceptible to rollovers to certain extents. Despite continuing innovation in vehicles' safety, human factor is pivotal in prevention of ROCs. Distracted driving, speeding and drinking escalate the chances of rollover crashes. Wearing a seatbelt greatly improves the chances of surviving a ROC.
Hm El-Hennawy; A El-Menyar; H Al-Thani; M Tuma; A Parchani; H Abdulrahman; R Peralta; M Asim; A Zarour; R Latifi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of medical and health sciences research     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2141-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Med Health Sci Res     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-15     Completed Date:  2014-09-15     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101585351     Medline TA:  Ann Med Health Sci Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-502     Citation Subset:  -    
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