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Analysis of Exposure Factors for Clinical and Preventive Aspects of Pediatric Electrical Burn Patients who Visited the Emergency Department
Sang Jun Park, Sung Wook Kim, Won Jung Jeong, Sang Hoon Oh, Jeong Taek Park
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(3):170-176
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.3.170
Published online: September 30, 2015
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Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea. mdkaptain@ctholic.ac.kr
Received: 26 August 2015   • Revised: 4 October 2015   • Accepted: 4 October 2015

PURPOSE
The aims of this study were to discuss treatment and prevention under the age of 18 to identify the characteristics of the electrical burn patients.
METHODS
We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 97 patients with under age 18 of electric burn who were treated in emergency department of quarterly over 10,000 targets within the desired hospital for evaluation of electrical injuries between January 1, 2009 and December, 2013. We investigated age, gender, injury mechanism, season, degree of burn, surface of burn, complication, blood test, and voltage, kind of current.
RESULTS
Of the patients, 50 (50.5%) patients were in the first degree burn and 47 (49.5%) patients were in second degree burn. 68 (70.1%) patients had electric burn at home. 75 (85.2%) of 88 patients had normal sinus rhythm and other 13 people showed a RBBB, VPC, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia. 41 (42.3) of 97 patients were in infants and 26 (26.8%) patients were in adolescence.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study emphasize the need for prevention of electricity at home for childhood and education of the adolescence.

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