Trauma outcome of road traffic accident at UAE

Alaa AK Mohammed, Bassim M.A Al-AAsam


Road traffic accident (RTA) is of growing public health importance worldwide contributing significantly to the global disease burden. Road traffic accidents are a major cause of both internal and external wounds, many of which cannot be treated with simple dressings. There is paucity of published data on road traffic accident in environment of UAE. This study was carried out to describe the injury characteristics and outcome of road traffic accident victims in UAE setting and establishment of treatment protocols. Materials ad methods: A total of 100 road traffic crash victims were studied from November 2000 to November 2006, and recorded in Um Aquin hospital UAE depended on the R.T.A Form data on age, sex, nationality, the state of patient in the street, the region of trauma, the nature of injuries, treatment, and outcome were obtained from the registry. The results: Road traffic accident constitute a major public health problem in AUE setting and contribute significantly to unacceptably high morbidity and mortality, about 84% male age between 21-31 year old about 29%, occurred in head and neck 43% for one regen 61%, about 81.82 treated surgically with mortality rate 12%. Conclusion: Injury is the leading cause of death among young adults using of motor vehicles is growing in UAE a particular concern in emerging nations where increasing urbanization, overcrowding and scant regard for the 'rules of the road' are the standard.

Keywords: Road traffic accident, trauma, injury

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