Les traumatisés graves en montagne: une étude observationnelle

Translated title of the contribution: Severe trauma patients in a mountain area: An observational study

C. Jacquot, F. Mongenot, J. F. Payen, J. Brun, P. Albaladejo, J. L. Bosson, M. Freysz

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Abstract

Objectives: The main objective was to estimate the nature, severity and medical care of severe trauma injuries following mountain activities as compared to severe trauma following traffic accident in a mountain area. Study design: We conducted a prospective comparative monocentric observational study at a University Hospital located in the northern Alps area, using the First national study database (French intensive care recorded in severe trauma). Patients and methods: Three hundred and thirty-seven patients were included during a 2-year-period from January 2005 to December 2006. Three hundred and thirty-seven patients, including 223 traffic accidents and 114 mountain accidents were included. The survey data was achieved with a standardized method on a period of 30 days after the accident, and recorded in a computerized file for optimal completeness. Results: The study did not show higher severity or mortality rates in patients with mountain accidents. In both groups, we found a peak of mortality for young adults and similar causes of death. However, spinal cord injuries were statistically more frequent in mountain accidents. Conclusion: So, it seems important to continuously warn population about dangers of this playground.

Translated title of the contributionSevere trauma patients in a mountain area: An observational study
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)730-733
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Mountain accidents
  • Prevention
  • Severe trauma
  • Traffic accidents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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