Epidemiological importance of motorcycle and bicycle crashes in the current context of oral and maxillofacial trauma in southern Brazil

@inproceedings{Pacheco2016EpidemiologicalIO,
  title={Epidemiological importance of motorcycle and bicycle crashes in the current context of oral and maxillofacial trauma in southern Brazil},
  author={Luiz Fernando Viegas Pacheco and Jefferson Viapiana Paes and Mar{\'i}lia Gerhardt de Oliveira and Jo{\~a}o Feliz Duarte Moraes and Rog{\'e}rio Miranda Pagnoncelli and Vladimir Dourado Poli},
  year={2016}
}
Purpose: Epidemiological studies exhibit regional variation patterns as the result of local demographic and socioeconomic factors. This study assessed the epidemiology of maxillofacial fractures treated at a trauma center in Southern Brazil to identify the importance of motorcycle and bicycle crashes. Methods: The records of 2261 patients admitted between April 2003 and March 2013 were reviewed. Results: The male-to-female ratio was 5.6:1. The peak incidence occurred in the third decade of life… CONTINUE READING

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