David F Gorman

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The aim of this paper was to study the incidence and causes of facial injuries occurring in conjunction with major trauma, and to examine the role of the maxillofacial surgeon in the management of severely injured patients. A prospective study was undertaken of 1088 patients seen in 16 hospitals over a 1-year period. A total of 161 (15%) patients sustained(More)
A prospective epidemiological study was undertaken to determine the workload and patient characteristics for a putative trauma centre in a large defined area. One thousand and eighty-eight patients were included: 430 brought in dead, 309 hospital deaths and 349 survivors. Types of injury were: blunt 76 per cent, penetrating 3.6 per cent, burns 5.8 per cent,(More)
Preventable and unexpected deaths following injury were identified from among 1088 victims of major injuries arising in a defined population and area during a 12-month period. In hospital, 44 (16 per cent) deaths from blunt injury, one death from penetrating injury and one death from drowning were preventable. In patients sustaining blunt injuries, 22 per(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the number of patients attending an Emergency Department with burns and to establish the epidemiology, management and outcome of these cases. METHOD A retrospective study of all patients attending an Emergency Department with a diagnosis of "burn" during 2004. RESULTS Seven hundred and eighty-five patients presented with a(More)
The Mersey Region Trauma Survey was performed over 12 months in 1989 and 1990 to study the epidemiology of trauma in a population of 3,200,000. All deaths from injuries, and all survivors with an injury severity score of 15 or over were included, giving a total of 1088 cases. This paper, primarily epidemiological, considers those victims with a pelvic(More)
During two 12-month periods, 12,395 accident and emergency department attenders with head injury were collected. Those characteristics which were significantly more common in head-injured patients who had skull fractures on X-ray were identified. These characteristics were: recent alcohol consumption in adults, initial unconsciousness, amnesia of any(More)
Eighty-eight sets of skull X-rays, each showing an unequivocal skull fracture, were examined by a radiologist under controlled conditions to see if fractures would be missed if only one lateral view was included in the X-ray series. The fracture sets were mixed at random with four times as many normal sets of skull X-rays and each fracture set was examined(More)
BACKGROUND Many occupational diving groups have substantially different diving patterns to those for which decompression schedules are validated. AIMS To evaluate tuna farm occupational diving practice against existing decompression models and describe a method for collecting and modelling self reported field decompression data. METHODS Machine readable(More)
During a 12-month review within Merseyside, 85 serious pedestrian accidents (ISS > 15 or death), were identified. Analysis of police accident statistics showed that 17 per cent of these cases had not been recorded. Children and the elderly made up 64 per cent of those injured. Accidents were more common in the afternoon and evening and evenly spread(More)