Paediatric burns in Iceland. Hospital admissions 1982-1995, a populations based study

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Title:
Paediatric burns in Iceland. Hospital admissions 1982-1995, a populations based study
Authors:
Elisdottir, R; Ludvigsson, P; Einarsson, O; Thorgrimsson, S; Haraldsson, A
Citation:
Burns 1999, 25(2):149-51
Issue Date:
1-Mar-1999
Abstract:
Epidemiological data of 290 children admitted to the Paediatric Department, University Hospital of Iceland, over a 14 year period, 1982-1995, are presented. The sex ratio boys/girls was 1.6. 72.8% were children four years and younger. Hot fluids was the most common cause of burn injuries, mostly caused by geothermal hot water. Only one child suffered from electricity burn injuries and none from corrosives. Most of the accidents occurred at home (81.4%). A decreasing number of children suffering from electricity and corrosive burn injuries reflects heightened awareness and improved safety in the home. We found a significant increase in the incidence of hot fluid burn injuries in Icelandic children compared to previous studies. This calls for preventive measures with regard to geothermal and other hot water burns in Icelandic children.
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dc.contributor.authorElisdottir, R-
dc.contributor.authorLudvigsson, P-
dc.contributor.authorEinarsson, O-
dc.contributor.authorThorgrimsson, S-
dc.contributor.authorHaraldsson, A-
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-15T10:04:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-15T10:04:30Z-
dc.date.issued1999-03-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-01-15-
dc.identifier.citationBurns 1999, 25(2):149-51en
dc.identifier.issn0305-4179-
dc.identifier.pmid10208390-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/47453-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractEpidemiological data of 290 children admitted to the Paediatric Department, University Hospital of Iceland, over a 14 year period, 1982-1995, are presented. The sex ratio boys/girls was 1.6. 72.8% were children four years and younger. Hot fluids was the most common cause of burn injuries, mostly caused by geothermal hot water. Only one child suffered from electricity burn injuries and none from corrosives. Most of the accidents occurred at home (81.4%). A decreasing number of children suffering from electricity and corrosive burn injuries reflects heightened awareness and improved safety in the home. We found a significant increase in the incidence of hot fluid burn injuries in Icelandic children compared to previous studies. This calls for preventive measures with regard to geothermal and other hot water burns in Icelandic children.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6T52-3W07NHY-9/2/6559af8fd9b435bac5d9e2844787dd99en
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Homeen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshBurnsen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Pediatricen
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Universityen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshPatient Admissionen
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillanceen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshTrauma Severity Indicesen
dc.titlePaediatric burns in Iceland. Hospital admissions 1982-1995, a populations based studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, The University Hospital of Iceland, Reykyavik.en
dc.identifier.journalBurns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuriesen

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