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Najafi I, Hosseini M, Safari S, Shojaee A, Sharifi A, Mehrani M et al . Treatment Outcomes of Compartment Syndrome in Bam Earthquake Victims. irje. 2010; 5 (4) :26-30
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-99-en.html

Abstract:   (8222 Views)
Background & objectives: In the management of crush syndrome, the way of treating compartment syndrome is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of compartment syndrome treatment after Bam earthquake.
Methods: Clinical and laboratory findings of all fasciotomized patients in Bam earthquake were analyzed. Then nonfasciotomized patients with same characteristics were selected and the outcomes of two groups were compared.
Results: Fasciotomy for 107 injured out of 2962 hospitalized patients, was performed (46% female). Mean age of fasciotomized patients was 27.4±9.7 years (min=10, max=65 year). There were not significant differences in the final outcome of two groups with the same clinical, biochemical and demographic characteristics.
Conclusions: Fasciotomy for 107 injured out of 2962 hospitalized patients, was performed (46% female). Mean age of fasciotomized patients was 27.4±9.7 years (min=10, max=65 year). There were not significant differences in the final outcome of two groups with the same clinical, biochemical and demographic characteristics.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/04/27 | Accepted: 2009/08/29 | Published: 2013/09/3

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