Volume 5, Issue 1 (Winter - In Progress 2019)                   Iran J Neurosurg 2019, 5(1): 3-3 | Back to browse issues page

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Andalib S, Mohtasham-Amiri Z, Yousefzadeh-Chabok S, Saberi A, Kakovan M, Kouchakinejad-Eramsadati L, et al . Evaluation of pre-hospital emergency services, non-surgical interventions, and clinical outcomes in patients with traumatic spine. Iran J Neurosurg. 2019; 5 (1) :3-3
URL: http://irjns.org/article-1-170-en.html
Abstract:   (301 Views)
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the pre-hospital emergency services, non-surgical interventions, and clinical outcomes in patients with traumatic spine referred to Poursina hospital in Guilan.
Methods: Spine trauma registry of Poursina hospital of Rasht were used. Records of patients with traumatic spine were reviewed for pre-hospital emergency services, non-surgical interventions, and clinical outcomes during 2015 to 2019.
Results: 197 patients with traumatic spine were reviewed. 80.2% of the patients were transferred by ambulance. Pre-hospital fixation was performed in 59.4% of the patients (n=117). Pre-hospital intubation was required in 1% of patients (n=2). 4.6% of the patients had GCS<9; 3% of them (n=6) had 9< GCS<12; and 92.4% had GCS≥13. 11.7% of the patients experienced SCI. 6.1%, 1%, 3%, 0.5%, and 1% of the patients suffered from paraplegia, paraparesis, quadriplegia, quadriparesis, hemiparesis. Surgery was performed in 89.8% of the patients. Traction was performed for 3.6% of the patients. Good recovery, moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, persistent vegetative state, and death were found in 85.8%, 2%, 5.1%, 1.5%, and 2.5% of the patients, respectively, according to Glasgow Outcome Scale.
Conclusion: Most of the patients were transferred to the hospital by ambulance. Pre-hospital fixation was required in more than half of the patients. Most of the patients showed GCS≥13 and a good recovery outcome, according to GOS.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Trauma

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