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BACKGROUND The burden of burns is largely underreported due to the lack of a surveillance system in Pakistan. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of burns and factors associated with their hospitalisation in the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. METHODS A prospective observational study from July 2007 to June 2008 was conducted. All the(More)
INTRODUCTION Inadvertent parathyroidectomy is a recognised complication of thyroid surgery. We aimed to investigate the incidence of and risk factors for inadvertent parathyroidectomy during thyroid surgery, in our patient cohort. METHODS A retrospective review of the records of all patients undergoing thyroid surgery in our institution between January(More)
This study assessed the characteristics and emergency care outcomes of fall-related injuries in Pakistan. This study included all fall-related injury cases presenting to emergency departments (EDs) of the three teaching hospitals in Rawalpindi city from July 2007 to June 2008. Out of 62,530 injury cases, 43.4% (N=27,109) were due to falls. Children (0-15(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of study was to assess differences in reporting of violence and deliberate self harm (DSH) related injuries to police and emergency department (ED) in an urban town of Pakistan. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Study setting was Rawalpindi city of 1.6 million inhabitants. Incidences of violence and DSH related injuries and deaths were(More)
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