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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery DOES THE LEUKOCYTE COUNT CORRELATE WITH THE SEVERITY OF INJURY? [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2003; 9(2): 111-113

DOES THE LEUKOCYTE COUNT CORRELATE WITH THE SEVERITY OF INJURY?

Şule Akköse1, Mehtap Bulut2, Erol Armağan3, Veysel Balcı3, Atıf Yolgösteren5, Halil Özgüç5
1Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey, [email protected]
2Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
3Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
4Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
5Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
6Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey

Background: Injury severity score (ISS), Glasgow coma score (GCS), and revised trauma score (RTS) are the most frequently used methods to evaluate the severity of injury in blunt trauma patients. ISS is too complicated to assess easily and GCS and RTS are easy to assess but somewhat subjective. White blood cell count (WBC) is an easy, quick and objective test. This study was performed to evaluate the significance of the WBC count at presentation in the blunt trauma patients.
Methods: 713 blunt trauma patients, who were admitted to the Uludag University Medical Center Emergency Department between 01.04.2000-31.12.2000, were retrospectively evaluated in terms of ISS, GCS, RTS and white blood cell count at
presentation.
Results: Statistical analysis revealed that WBC was correlated positively with ISS, but negatively with GCS and RTS.
Conclusions: The leukocyte count at presentation can be used as an adjunct in the evaluation of the severity of injury in blunt trauma patients.

Keywords: Blunt travma, white blood cell

KAN LÖKOSİT DEĞERİ TRAVMANIN ŞİDDETİNİ YANSITIR MI?

Şule Akköse1, Mehtap Bulut2, Erol Armağan3, Veysel Balcı3, Atıf Yolgösteren5, Halil Özgüç5
1Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey, [email protected]
2Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
3Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
4Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İlk ve Acil Yardım Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
5Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey
6Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa, Turkey


Şule Akköse, Mehtap Bulut, Erol Armağan, Veysel Balcı, Atıf Yolgösteren, Halil Özgüç. DOES THE LEUKOCYTE COUNT CORRELATE WITH THE SEVERITY OF INJURY?. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2003; 9(2): 111-113
Manuscript Language: Turkish