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Mortality in land-mine accidents in Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12500735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To study the rate of prehospital mortality before establishment of a rescue system for victims of land-mines in Iran.
METHOD: Survey at rural clinics in mine-affected areas, and retrospective review of public patient records.
RESULTS: A total of 36.4% of casualties from land-mines in the study area died during the period of 1989-1999. The mortality seems highest in those victims who were torso injured.
CONCLUSION: The mortality rate from accidents involving land-mines in the study area was high. Most fatalities seemingly occurred in the prehospital setting.
Authors:
Hameed Reza Jahunlu; Hans Husum; Torben Wisborg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prehospital and disaster medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1049-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Publication Date:    2002 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-25     Completed Date:  2003-01-09     Revised Date:  2011-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918173     Medline TA:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-9     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Institute for International Public Health, Oslo University, Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blast Injuries / classification,  mortality*
Emergency Medical Services
Explosions*
Humans
Iran / epidemiology
War

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