Traumatic injury among females: does gender matter?

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Title:
Traumatic injury among females: does gender matter?
Author:
El-Menyar, Ayman; El-Hennawy, Hany; Al-Thani, Hassan; Asim, Mohammad; Abdelrahman, Husham; Zarour, Ahmad; Parchani, Ashok; Peralta, Ruben; Latifi, Rifat
Affiliation:
Clinical Research, Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar; Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical School, Doha, Qatar; Internal Medicine, Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt; Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar; Department of Surgery, Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, USA
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Citation:
El-Menyar et al. Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2014, 8:8 http://www.traumamanagement.org/content/8/1/8
Journal:
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes
Rights:
© 2014 El-Menyar et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
BACKGROUND:Trauma remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Generally, the incidence of traumatic injuries is disproportionately high in males. However, trauma in females is underreported.AIM:To study the epidemiology and outcome of different mechanisms and types of traumatic injuries in women.METHODS:We conducted a traditional narrative review using PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE, searching for English-language publications for gender-specific trauma between January 1993 and January 2013 using key words "trauma", "gender", "female" and "women".RESULTS:Among 1150 retrieved articles, 71 articles were relevant over 20 years. Although it is an important public health problem, traumatic injuries among females remain under-reported.CONCLUSION:There is a need for further research and evaluation of the exact burden of traumatic injuries among females together with the implementation of effective community based preventive programs.
EISSN:
1752-2897
DOI:
10.1186/1752-2897-8-8
Keywords:
Trauma; Gender; Injury mechanisms; Female
Version:
Final published version
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http://www.traumamanagement.org/content/8/1/8

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dc.contributor.authorEl-Menyar, Aymanen
dc.contributor.authorEl-Hennawy, Hanyen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Thani, Hassanen
dc.contributor.authorAsim, Mohammaden
dc.contributor.authorAbdelrahman, Hushamen
dc.contributor.authorZarour, Ahmaden
dc.contributor.authorParchani, Ashoken
dc.contributor.authorPeralta, Rubenen
dc.contributor.authorLatifi, Rifaten
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-20T09:00:58Z-
dc.date.available2016-05-20T09:00:58Z-
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationEl-Menyar et al. Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2014, 8:8 http://www.traumamanagement.org/content/8/1/8en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-2897-8-8en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/610202-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND:Trauma remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Generally, the incidence of traumatic injuries is disproportionately high in males. However, trauma in females is underreported.AIM:To study the epidemiology and outcome of different mechanisms and types of traumatic injuries in women.METHODS:We conducted a traditional narrative review using PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE, searching for English-language publications for gender-specific trauma between January 1993 and January 2013 using key words "trauma", "gender", "female" and "women".RESULTS:Among 1150 retrieved articles, 71 articles were relevant over 20 years. Although it is an important public health problem, traumatic injuries among females remain under-reported.CONCLUSION:There is a need for further research and evaluation of the exact burden of traumatic injuries among females together with the implementation of effective community based preventive programs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.traumamanagement.org/content/8/1/8en
dc.rights© 2014 El-Menyar et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)en
dc.subjectTraumaen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectInjury mechanismsen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.titleTraumatic injury among females: does gender matter?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1752-2897en
dc.contributor.departmentClinical Research, Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qataren
dc.contributor.departmentClinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical School, Doha, Qataren
dc.contributor.departmentInternal Medicine, Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypten
dc.contributor.departmentTrauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qataren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, USAen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Trauma Management & Outcomesen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the UA Faculty Publications collection. For more information this item or other items in the UA Campus Repository, contact the University of Arizona Libraries at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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