Analysis of 33 pediatric trauma victims in the 1999 Marmara, Turkey earthquake


ISKIT S., ALPAY H., TUGTEPE H., OZDEMIR C., AYYILDIZ S., Ozel K. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.36, no.2, pp.368-371, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/jpsu.2001.20719
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.368-371

Abstract

Background/Purpose: The Marmara earthquake, which destroyed more than 150,000 buildings and caused 15,000 deaths and 40,000 casualties, resembled the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in many respects. Previous reports from similar disasters from several centres have not addressed trauma in the pediatric age group. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical and laboratory data of pediatric trauma patients referred to a tertiary center after the 1999 Marmara earthquake.