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The full moon and admission to emergency rooms.

@article{Zargar2004TheFM,
  title={The full moon and admission to emergency rooms.},
  author={Moosa Zargar and Ali Khaji and Ahmad Kaviani and Mojgan Karbakhsh and Masud Yunesian and Morteza Abdollahi},
  journal={Indian journal of medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={
          191-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate an ancient hypothesis; the moon effect might increase incidence of injuries and hence admission of patients with trauma to Emergency Rooms (ERs) on full moon days. METHODS During thirteen months, 58000 trauma patients admitted in three hospitals that had the highest load of trauma patients in Tehran were studied. Due to lack of complete data, 3543 patients (6.1%) were excluded from the study, leaving 54457 cases for further analysis. We… 

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