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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046

Abstract

CASTELLANOS BERTOT, Yorkiel. Injuries by bladed weapons in patients older than 15 years. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2020, vol.49, n.1, e428.  Epub Mar 01, 2020. ISSN 0138-6557.

Introduction:

There are no studies in Guantanamo that include the injuries by bladed weapons in patients treated in the provincial hospital.

Objective:

To characterize the patients older than 15 years with bladed weapons injuries.

Methods:

A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted and a random sample of 88 patients was formed. The variables used were: age, sex, origin, ethyl breath, anatomical location, type of injury, legal medical prognosis, type of weapon and discharge status.

Results:

The highest number of patients was found between the ages of 25 and 35 represented by 34 (38.6 %) patients, with a predominance of 52 male (59.1 %). There was a predominance of lesions located in the thoracic and cranial region, which represents 25 % and 23.9 % respectively.

Conclusions:

It is concluded that the patients with injuries by bladed weapons in the Provincial Hospital "Dr. Agostinho Neto" had between 25 and 35 years, of the masculine sex, with alchohol intake, that the injuries are located in thorax and skull, not serious and they required medical treatment. The most commonly used weapons were of cutting edge and all patients discharged alive.

Keywords : stab injuries; legal medical injuries; bladed weapons; violence.

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