Trend of severe abdominal injuries from bicycle accidents in children: A preventable condition.
Summary of "Trend of severe abdominal injuries from bicycle accidents in children: A preventable condition."
Aim:â€ƒ Bicycle riding is a common recreational and sport activity enjoyed by many children. Bicycle accidents are a common cause of abdominal injuries. We aim to establish the trend and the associated risk factor(s) of bicycle-related abdominal injuries. Methods:â€ƒ A retrospective review of all children admitted following bicycle accidents to a single tertiary referral centre was carried out over an approximately 5-year period. The data were tabulated and regression analyses were carried out. Results:â€ƒ Over the study period, 196 children were admitted into the Emergency Department. Abdominal injuries (16%) were the third largest group after orthopaedic and head injuries. There were 19 major visceral injuries, seven of whom underwent major surgeries. Forty-two percent (8/19) of these major injuries were related to stunts. Over the same period, no child with head injury required any surgical intervention. In addition, there was a definite trend that abdominal injuries were accounting for greater percentage of bicycle-related injuries in children. Conclusions:â€ƒ Severe intra-abdominal trauma following bicycle injuries appears to be seen more often in adolescent males, especially when related to BMX stunts. These injuries have surpassed head injuries as the prime cause of morbidity from bicycle accidents. These injuries are largely preventable.
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Monash Children's, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health Department of Paediatrics and Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australi
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Name: Journal of paediatrics and child health
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151129
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02233.x
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The use of a bicycle for transportation or recreation. It does not include the use of a bicycle in studying the body's response to physical exertion (BICYCLE ERGOMETRY TEST see EXERCISE TEST).
General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.
Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region; generally associated with functional disorders, tissue injuries, or diseases.
A clinical syndrome with acute abdominal pain that is severe, localized, and rapid onset. Acute abdomen may be caused by a variety of disorders, injuries, or diseases.
Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.
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