Childhood drowning in South Africa: local data should inform prevention strategies

  title={Childhood drowning in South Africa: local data should inform prevention strategies},
  author={L. Joanknecht and Andrew Charles Argent and Marloes van Dijk and Arjan Bastiaan van As},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
Drowning is an important cause of childhood injury, however, little is known about drowning in Africa. The aim of this study is to investigate submersion incidents in Cape Town, South Africa and provide specific prognostic factors as well as to develop age-appropriate prevention strategies. A retrospective chart review performed at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Patients admitted because of ‘drowning’ or ‘near-drowning’ between January 2007 and April… CONTINUE READING
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