Epidemiology of pediatric burn injuries in Kosovo

Epidemiology of pediatric burn injuries in Kosovo Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:123–126 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1251-1 ORIGINAL PAPER 1 1 1 1 Hysni M. Arifi & Shkelzen B. Duci & Zejn A. Buja & Violeta K. Zatriqi & 1 1 2 Havushe I. Ramadani & Ngadhnjim H. Arifi & Hasan R. Ahmeti Received: 22 June 2016 /Accepted: 10 October 2016 /Published online: 9 November 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 . . . Abstract Keywords Burns Injury Pediatric Retrospective Background Burns are the third most common cause of mor- tality in children and adolescents. Many burns that occur in the first two decades of life are accidental and preventable. The Introduction objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of burn-related injuries in children up to 15 years old in Kosovo. Burns are the third most common cause of mortality in chil- Methods This was a retrospective study that included 628 dren and adolescents [1]. Many burns that occur in the first patients with burns, younger than 15 years old who were ad- two decades of life are accidental and preventable. However, mitted to the Clinic of Plastic Surgery, University Clinical severe burn is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Center of Kosovo, between 1 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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