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Autopsy-Based Study of Abdominal Traffic Trauma Death after Emergency Room Arrival

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Satoshi Furukawa*, Satomu Morita, Katsuji Nishi, Masahito Hitosugi

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Department of Legal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan.

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We experienced the autopsy cases that the deceased was alive in emergency room on arrival. Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death after injury. This retrospective study aimed to characterize opportunities for performance improvements identified in patients who died from traffic trauma and were considered by the quality improvement of education system. We focused the abdominal traffic trauma injury. An autopsy-based cross-sectional study was conducted. A purposive sampling technique was applied to select the study sample of 41 post-mortems of road traffic accident. 16 patients (39.0%) were abdominal trauma injury. The mean period of survival after meeting with accident was 13.5 hours, and compared abdominal trauma death was 27.4 hours longer. In road traffic accidents, the most injured abdominal organs were the liver followed by mesentery. We thought that delayed treatment was associated with immediate diagnostic imaging, and so expected to expand trauma management examination.

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Abdominal Traffic Trauma, Preventable Death, Autopsy

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Furukawa, S. , Morita, S. , Nishi, K. and Hitosugi, M. (2015) Autopsy-Based Study of Abdominal Traffic Trauma Death after Emergency Room Arrival. Forensic Medicine and Anatomy Research, 3, 77-81. doi: 10.4236/fmar.2015.33013.

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