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Mapping injuries in traffic accident victims: a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19377817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to identify the body regions most affected in traffic accident victims and to map the trauma and severity of the lesions. A systematic literature review using key words related to traffic accidents, transportation accidents, wounds and injuries found a total of 248 articles. The electronic bases LILACS, MEDLINE, and PAHO were surveyed between the years 1990 and December 2006. This review emphasized a series of conclusive studies about the most frequent body regions involved and the major injuries occurring in these situations. It also indicated information gaps in the Brazilian literature. We believe that these findings are valuable for pre-hospital and intra-hospital teams and point the way to new investigations.
Ana Maria Calil; Elias Aissar Sallum; Cristiane de Alencar Domingues; Lilia de Souza Nogueira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0104-1169     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-20     Completed Date:  2009-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Centro Universitário São Camilo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic / statistics & numerical data*
Injury Severity Score
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*,  pathology

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