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RESEARCH:

Prevalence of Traumatic Injuries in Drowning and Near Drowning in Children and Adolescents

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: University of Pennsylvania

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Article
DATE: 2003


Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children. In the United States, approximately 4000 deaths, 8000 hospitalizations, and 31000 emergency department (ED) visits result per year for children aged 0 to 19 years owing to drowning or near drowning. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of traumatic injuries in children and adolescents in drowning and near-drowning accidents. This knowledge should help to characterize the mechanisms and types of injuries associated with drowning and near drowning and would ultimately help to guide a rational and systematic approach to the management of traumatic injuries in this clinical scenario.

 

COUNTRY

USA

AUTHORS

Vivian Hwang

Frances S. Shofer

Dennis R. Durbin

Jill M. Baren

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

RESPONDENTS

Medical chart review

Urban tertiary care pediatric facility

143 patients

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Bathing

Diving

ENVIRONMENT

Pools

Bathtub

Natural water

AGE

0 -19

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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