Assault Induced Stab Injuries: Epidemiology and Actual Treatment Strategy.

  title={Assault Induced Stab Injuries: Epidemiology and Actual Treatment Strategy.},
  author={E. El-Abdellati and N. Messaoudi and R. Van Hee},
  journal={Acta Chirurgica Belgica},
  pages={146 - 154}
  • E. El-Abdellati, N. Messaoudi, R. Van Hee
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Acta Chirurgica Belgica
  • Abstract Objectives : To investigate and analyse epidemiology, demographics and patterns of presentation of assault induced stab injuries in a main Belgian trauma centre. To evaluate surgical management, complications and postoperative follow-up of the stab wound victims. Methods : One hundred and seventy assaulted patients, hospitalised because of stab injuries from January 2000 to June 2007 are studied retrospectively. Results : Ninety-five percent of the assaults occurred on men and the mean… CONTINUE READING
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