Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg (2017) 43:791–796 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-016-0731-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Evolution of severe trauma in Estonia comparing early versus established independence of the state 1,2 1 1 1,2 1 1 S. Saar · M. Sokirjanski · L. K. Junkin · J. Laos · A. L. Laar · I. Merioja · 1,3 2 4 1,5 6 1,7 U. Lepner · L. Kukk · A. Remmelgas · T. Asser · K. Innos · J. Starkopf · 1,2,3 P. Talving Received: 23 May 2016 / Accepted: 4 October 2016 / Published online: 13 October 2016 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract outcome difference comparing the two time segments was Purpose Trauma mechanisms and patterns of severe inju- determined using logistic regression analysis. ries during the Estonian independence have not been evalu- Results A total of 1064 patients were included, 593 and ated. The aim of the study was to compare the incidence 471 from 1993–1994 to 2013–2014, respectively. Inci- and outcomes of severe injuries between time periods of dence of penetrating trauma during 1993–1994 was 11.1 % early independence from the Soviet Union and the present and in 2013–2014 at 6.4 % (p = 0.007). Gunshot injuries time. constituted 62.1 and 23.3
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2016
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