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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-92

A retrospective study of 69 patients admitted at the intensive care unit University Clinical Center of Kosovo during the period 2008-2012


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Dentistry Faculty, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Rrethi i Spitalit p.n. 10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
2 Department of Orthodontics, Dentistry Faculty, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Rrethi i Spitalit p.n. 10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Dentistry Faculty, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Rrethi i Spitalit p.n. 10000, Prishtina, Kosovo
4 Department of General Surgery, Dentistry Faculty, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Rrethi i Spitalit p.n. 10000, Prishtina, Kosovo

Correspondence Address:
Shkelzen B Duci
Department of Plastic Surgery, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Rrethi i Spitalit p.n. 10000, Prishtina
Kosovo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-653X.147015

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Background: Burns are the third most common cause of mortality in children and adolescents. It is also a major cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals of all age groups, particularly in individuals living in the developing countries. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the causes of extensive burn injuries in our population, sex, age, distribution of extensive burn injuries by years, duration of treatment, the methods of treatment and mortality. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, we retrospectively analyzed data of 69 patients during the 4-year period between January 2008 and January 2012, with extensive burn injuries admitted to the ICU-University Clinical Center of Kosovo. Among them, 53 patients were males and 16 were females with a male to female ratio of 3.3:1. Conclusion: The high rate of transferring patients for treatment abroad to other countries of 28.9% and high mortality rate of extensive burns in our country with 11 cases (15.9%) is a reflection of lack of burn care in our department.


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