[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 9, Issue 1 (Iranian south medical of journals 2006) ::
Iran South Med J 2006, 9(1): 45-50 Back to browse issues page
Prognosis assessment of The Injury Severity Score in traffic accidents
Seyed Hamid Salehi Mr 1, Iraj Razmjoo Mr2
1- , hsalehi@bpums.ac.ir
2- Medicine School
Abstract:   (10889 Views)
Background: Using a valid system for assessing the severity of injuries in blunt trauma plays a great role in prognosis of the patients. The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is an anatomical scoring system that provides an overall score for patients with multiple injuries. Methods: In a 2 months period, injury severity scores were obtained for 254 consecutive hospitalized patients with traffic accidents, after initial diagnostic evaluations. For its computation, the score squares of the 3 most severely injured body regions according to AIS (Abbreviated Injury Scale) are added together. The score of ISS ranges from 0 (no injuries) to 75 (not compatible with life). Results: A total of 254 patients (89% male) were studied. Ninety percent had lower than 50 years old age (the mean of age was 23 years). The score of ISS in %17 of patients was lower than 25. The mortality rate was %4/6 (12 cases) and their mean ISS was 37. The critical score of ISS for death was 25. Conclusion: Increase of the ISS score to more than 25 is correlated with an increase in risk of mortality in patients with traffic accident. The Injury Severity Score is a significant prognostic predictor for patients with blunt trauma.
Keywords: Injury Severity Score, blunt trauma, mortality, accident
Full-Text [PDF 144 kb]   (1623 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2005/09/21 | Accepted: 2006/06/5 | Published: 2009/01/14
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Salehi S H, Razmjoo I. Prognosis assessment of The Injury Severity Score in traffic accidents. Iran South Med J. 2006; 9 (1) :45-50
URL: http://ismj.bpums.ac.ir/article-1-45-en.html

Volume 9, Issue 1 (Iranian south medical of journals 2006) Back to browse issues page
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی بوشهر، طب جنوب ISMJ

Iranian South Medical Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which allows users to read,
copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly

Copyright © 2017, Iranian South Medical Journal| All Rights Reserved

Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.04 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 4299