Wood burning related injuries.

  title={Wood burning related injuries.},
  author={James J. Nicholson and P. Dietz},
  journal={New York state journal of medicine},
  volume={89 5},
During the past two years, 80 patients were seen in the emergency department of The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (Cooperstown, NY) for injuries related to the use of wood burning stoves. The types of injuries included 25 lacerations, 19 crush injuries, 10 fractures, 7 eye injuries and 7 burns. Seven of these patients required hospitalization, and five required operative procedures. There was no mortality. Physician and patient education about the potential dangers of wood stove use may help… CONTINUE READING

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