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Whiplash neck injury
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19145804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: In the paper, the authors presents medical meaning of whiplash neck injury (WNI) according right time diagnosis and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The aim was to estimate the functional answer according diagnosis and therapeutical modalities. 35 patients were treated in Clinical center University of Sarajevo in period 2004/2008. They were divided in two groups--G1 with 18 patients and G2 with 12 patients. G1 group is treated by soft cervical collar and analgetics, G2 by physiotherapeutic modalities. First check was 6 months after injury and treatment beginning. RESULTS: Immediately after a whiplash accident all patients have back pain in the cervical spine. Two of them have paresthesia in the upper extremity, headaches have 7 of them, spasm of paravertebral muscles has 1, spasm of art. carotis 1, laceration of the longus colli muscles, accompanied by hemorrhage and edema 1. CONCLUSION: The authors did 6 weeks follow- up after treatment of patients and 77% of them had no problems, 23% patients lost symptoms of WNI after 2 - 6 months. They come back to everyday activities in period 1 - 3 months except 2 of them who needed 6 months. Presented values clinical parameters indicate that there is no statistically significant difference in finale results between groups, G1 and G2 (p > 0.05).
Authors:
Zoran Hadziahmetović; Narcisa Vavra-Hadziahmetović
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski arhiv     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0350-199X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Arh     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-16     Completed Date:  2009-02-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400722     Medline TA:  Med Arh     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
Other Details:
Languages:  bos     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Klinika za urgentnu medicinu, Klinicki Centar Univerziteta u Sarajevu.
Vernacular Title:
Trzajuće povrede vratne kicme.
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Whiplash Injuries / diagnosis*,  therapy

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