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Paper Title: Patterns and Short Term Out Comes for Patients with Commercial Motorcycle Crash Injuries Receiving Surgical Treatment at a National Referral Hospital in Uganda.
Authors Name: Abingwa John Patrick , Timothy Makumbi , Jacob S Iramiot , Cathy Kilyewala
Unique Id: IJSDR2305109
Published In: Volume 8 Issue 5, May-2023
Abstract: Background: Commercial motorcycle crash injuries constitute a major health problem in developing countries like Uganda. This study described the short-term outcomes, and factors affecting commercial motorcycle injuries receiving emergency surgical treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital. Methods: This was a prospective cohort, hospital-based study. Data were collected using a pretested questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS computer software version 15. Results: A total of 230 patients were studied and the majority, 206(89.6%) were males with a male to female ratio of 8.6:1 and mean age of 32.2 SD ± 11.8.The range was 4-65 years, median and mode age ranges were, 25 and 27 respectively. Extremities and head injuries were the most common body region injuries affecting (n=150, 65.2%) and (n-115 50%) patients respectively. The majority of the patients were debrided (n=147(63.9%).The overall mean length of hospital stay (LOS) was 14.25 days (ranging from 1-90 days). The mean length of hospital stay for mortality was 5.8 days with a range of 1-14 days. Patients with, KTS of <7, Glasgow coma scale of 3-8, and extremity fractures significantly stayed longer in the hospital with p values of <0.001, 0.002, and 0.003 respectively. The mortality was (n=22, 10%) and this was largely influenced by KTS scores less than 7, severe GCS 3-8, ICU admission this significantly influenced mortality with statistically p values <0.05. Conclusion: One in 10 patients involved in CMCI sustained fatal injuries. All fatalities had low GCS. The age of the patient, severe trauma, Kampala trauma score of less than 7, on admission, and severe head injury on the Glasgow Coma scale between3-8 significantly influenced mortality. We recommend strict regulation of the commercial motorcycle industry to ensure proper safety gear is used by both the riders and the passengers.
Keywords: short term outcomes, commercial motorcycle crash injuries, Mulago hospital
Cite Article: "Patterns and Short Term Out Comes for Patients with Commercial Motorcycle Crash Injuries Receiving Surgical Treatment at a National Referral Hospital in Uganda.", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.8, Issue 5, page no.727 - 734, May-2023, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2305109.pdf
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Published In: Volume 8 Issue 5, May-2023
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