Epidemiology of pediatric burn injuries in Istanbul, Turkey.

  title={Epidemiology of pediatric burn injuries in Istanbul, Turkey.},
  author={H. M. Arslan and Baran Kul and Handan Derebaşınlıoğlu and Oğuz Çetinkale},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES},
  volume={19 2},
BACKGROUND Many burns that occur in the first two decades of life are accidental and preventable. The aim of this study was to determine the demographic features, mortality, and other factors associated with pediatric burns in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS Our retrospective study included 375 hospitalized pediatric patients (225 male, 150 female; mean age 4.07±3.79; range 0.2 to 16 years) aged 16 years or less admitted between January 2005 and January 2009. Each child's medical record was… CONTINUE READING