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Submitted: 17 October 2012 Modified: 22 January 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD12101713261335

Pelvic fractures from blunt trauma.

Dioscoro M. Angelina Jr,
Greg Anthony L. Medalla,
Teodoro C. Herbosa

Of the 113 cases of pelvic fractures due to blunt trauma seen in our institution for a period of 4.6 years, there were 65 males and 48 females. The average age was 33 years. The average hospital stay was 15.9 days. The mean number of units of blood transfused was 1.7 units. The mean Injury Severity Score (ISS) was 12.4. 65 (57%) cases were motor vehicle-pedestrian and 29 (25.6%) were motor vehicle- passenger/driver victims. 8 (7%) patients died; 3 (37.5%) were due to pelvic hemorrhage and 6 (62.5%) were due to associated injuries. 23 patients underwent exploratory laparotomy, 9 (39%) of which were negative. Multivriate multiple regression analysis (p <.10) showed that age, ISS, systolic blood pressure and respiratory rate admission had a positive correlation to the length of hospital stay. Stability of the pelvic fracture correlated with the ISS and the number of blood transfused while the systolic blood pressure on admission inversely correlated with the number of blood transfused. No factor correlated with mortality. Results of this study differed from foreign data. It showed the pattern of injuries in a developing country like the Philippines.

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Journal Article, Original
The Philippine Journal of Emergency Care
Publication Date
April 1995
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