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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2012; 18(2): 105-110 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2012.45538

Epidemiologic Evaluation of Patients with Major Burns and Recommendations for Fighting with Burns

İlhan Çiftci1, Kemal Arslan2, Zeynep Altunbaş3, Fatih Kara4, Hüseyin Yılmaz5
1Department Of Pediatric Surgery, Selcuk University, Selcuklu Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
2Department Of General Surgery, Konya Research And Training Hospital, Konya, Turkey
3Department Of Plastic And Reconstrictiv Surgery, Konya Research And Training Hospital, Konya, Turkey
4Department Of Public Health, Selcuk University, Selcuklu Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
5Department Of General Surgery, Selcuk University, Selcuklu Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey

Objective: Burns are an important health problem in our country and in the world. In our study, we aimed to epidemiologically analyze the patients who were hospitalized in the burn unit serving 3 million individuals in Middle Anatolia.
Material and Method: Records of 457 patients who had been hospitalized in burn unit between 2008-2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were asseseed in terms of gender, age, burn area, burn depth, admission time to the health center, burn region, factors causing burns.
Results: Majority (44.6%) of the patients was in 0-5 age group. Burn surface area was detected as 11.6±8.5%. Patients had reached health center in 252.8±892.5 minutes. While 82.7% of the patients had 2. degree of burns, 17.3% had 3. degree of burns. Most burns were on extremities (39.6%). The most common burn agent was scalds with hot liquids (54.1%).
Conclusion: In our study, children in 0-5 age group was found to be the most commonly affected group from indoor burns. Basic factor for this is children’s spending more time in the house and being more active. Scalding burns may be prevented by taking care when using hot liquids that may lead to indoor burns. Informing parents is of first priority for this issue.

Keywords: Epidemiology, Burn prevention, Burns, Hospitalized patients; Cause

İlhan Çiftci, Kemal Arslan, Zeynep Altunbaş, Fatih Kara, Hüseyin Yılmaz. Epidemiologic Evaluation of Patients with Major Burns and Recommendations for Fighting with Burns. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2012; 18(2): 105-110

Sorumlu Yazar: İlhan Çiftci, Türkiye
Makale Dili: İngilizce