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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to provide an overview of morbidity and mortality among patients admitted to the Hospital of the Medicine Faculty of Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey, after the 1999 Marmara earthquake. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the medical records of 645 earthquake victims. Patients' demographic data, diagnosis, dispositions, and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute poisonings are frequent causes of admission to emergency departments and these cases may have hazardous outcomes. METHODS In the present study, medical records of 1818 poisoned patients admitted to Uludag University Medical School's Emergency Department between January 1996 and December 2001 were investigated. The age, sex, outcomes of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the occurrence and distribution of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) caused by diffuse axonal injury (DAI) using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to attempt to correlate MR findings with post-concussion symptoms (PCS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty MTBI patients (mean age: 32.5 years) with normal cranial computed tomography (CT)(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for childhood and young adults. Falls are the most common mechanism. for injury children. Aim of this study is to determine the epidemiology and clinical features of falls among children. METHODS We retrospectively analysed children under 14 years of age sustained from falls admitted to the(More)
This study was performed to investigate the relationships between markers of inflammation in serum (interleukin-6 [IL-6], interleukin-10 [IL-10], and granulocyte elastase [GE]), severity of injury, and clinical outcomes, and to evaluate the predictive value of these markers for major complications and mortality. This study, which was conducted between(More)
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