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International Journal of Emergency Medicine

, 4:11

First Online: 22 March 2011Received: 21 March 2011Accepted: 22 March 2011

Abstract

ObjectivesTo quantify injuries in children that result from toppled televisions.

MethodsChildren presenting directly to emergency department due to injuries caused by falling televisions were identified from our digital patient database, and a retrospective chart review of 71 children was performed. Descriptive statistics were applied.

Results711.8% out of 3856 admissions due to injuries sustained at home were TV-related injuries. There were 50 70.4% boys and 2129.6% girls. Mean age was 39.79 ± 20.14 SD months. Almost three quarters of the children 49-71 sustained various head and facial injuries. There was traumatic brain injury in 14 patients, extremity injuries in 30 patients, thoracic injuries in 13 patients and abdominal injuries in ten patients. 16 patients were hospitalized. 14 of them required follow-up in intensive care unit. Two patients one with epidural hematoma and one with subdural hematoma underwent surgical intervention. Four patients with subarachnoid bleeding died. The mean length of hospital stay was 71.25 hours range, 48-168 in hospitalised patients. The overall mortality rate was 5.6%.

ConclusionsFalling TVs may cause significant morbidity and mortality in children particularly those younger than 3 years old. Head and facial injuries are the most common body region involved and traumatic brain injury is the major cause of death.

KeywordsWound and injuries television home accidents child The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1007-s12245-010-0226-4

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Author: Servan Gokhan - Ozkan Kose - Ayhan Ozhasenekler - Murat Orak - Mehmet Ustundag - Cahfer Guloglu

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1865-1380-4-11







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