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Maxillofacial injuries in severely injured patients

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes, June 2015
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Title
Maxillofacial injuries in severely injured patients
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Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13032-015-0025-2
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Max J. Scheyerer, Robert Döring, Nina Fuchs, Philipp Metzler, Kai Sprengel, Clement M. L. Werner, Hans-Peter Simmen, Klaus Grätz, Guido A. Wanner

Abstract

A significant proportion of patients admitted to hospital with multiple traumas exhibit facial injuries. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence and cause of facial injuries in severely injured patients and to examine the role of plastic and maxillofacial surgeons in treatment of this patient collective. A total of 67 patients, who were assigned to our trauma room with maxillofacial injuries between January 2009 and December 2010, were enrolled in the present study and evaluated. The majority of the patients were male (82 %) with a mean age of 44 years. The predominant mechanism of injury was fall from lower levels (<5 m) and occurred in 25 (37 %) cases. The median ISS was 25, with intracranial bleeding found as the most common concomitant injury in 48 cases (72 %). Thirty-one patients (46 %) required interdisciplinary management in the trauma room; maxillofacial surgeons were involved in 27 cases. A total of 35 (52 %) patients were treated surgically, 7 in emergency surgery, thereof. Maxillofacial injuries are often associated with a risk of other serious concomitant injuries, in particular traumatic brain injuries. Even though emergency operations are only necessary in rare cases, diagnosis and treatment of such concomitant injuries have the potential to be overlooked or delayed in severely injured patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 32 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 7 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 8 24%
Unknown 5 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 58%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Design 2 6%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 6 18%

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#10,481,537
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#42
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#147,294
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#1
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