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dc.contributor.authorTounsi, LL
dc.contributor.authorDaebes, HL
dc.contributor.authorWarnberg, MG
dc.contributor.authorJaweed, M
dc.contributor.authorMamozai, BA
dc.contributor.authorNasim, M
dc.contributor.authorDrevin, G
dc.contributor.authorTrelles, M
dc.contributor.authorvon Schreeb, J
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-04T18:57:10Z
dc.date.available2019-06-04T18:57:10Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-07
dc.date.submitted2019-05-30
dc.identifier.issn1432-2323
dc.identifier.pmid31065777
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00268-019-05015-w
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619379
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: There is paucity of literature describing type of injury and care for females in conflicts. This study aimed to describe the injury pattern and outcome in terms of surgery and mortality for female patients presenting to Médecins Sans Frontières Trauma Centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and compare them with males. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively analysed patient data from 17,916 patients treated at the emergency department in Kunduz between January and September 2015, before its destruction by aerial bombing in October the same year. Routinely collected data on patient characteristics, injury patterns, triage category, time to arrival and outcome were retrieved and analysed. Comparative analyses were conducted using logistic regression. RESULTS: Females constituted 23.6% of patients. Burns and back injuries were more common among females (1.4% and 3.3%) than among males (0.6% and 2.0%). In contrast, open wounds and thoracic injuries were more common among males (10.1% and 0.6%) than among females (5.2% and 0.2%). Females were less likely to undergo surgery (OR 0.60, CI 0.528-0.688), and this remained significant after adjustment for age, nature of injury, triage category, multiple injuries and delay to arrival (OR 0.80, CI 0.690-0.926). Females also had lower unadjusted odds of mortality (OR 0.49, CI 0.277-0.874), but this was not significant in the adjusted analysis (OR 0.81, CI 0.446-1.453). CONCLUSION: Our main findings suggest that females seeking care at Kunduz Trauma Centre arrived later, had different injury patterns and were less likely to undergo surgery as compared to males.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.rightsWith thanks to Springer.en_US
dc.titleAssociation Between Gender, Surgery and Mortality for Patients Treated at Médecins Sans Frontières Trauma Centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan.en_US
dc.identifier.journalWorld Journal of Surgeryen_US
dc.source.journaltitleWorld journal of surgery
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-04T18:57:11Z


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