Injuries due to foreign body aspirations in Georgia: A prevention perspective

Paata Gvetadze, Ivane Chkhaidze, Solidea Baldas, Rosanna Comoretto, Dario Gregori, Paola Berchialla, Hugo Rodriguez, Paola Zaupa, Peter Spitzer, Costantinos Demetriades, Ivo Slapak, Ljiljana Sokolova, Eleni Petridou, Manuel Antonio Caldeira Pais Clemente, Jana Jakubíková, Sebastian Van As, Ton De Koning, D. Passali, Giselle Cuestas, Nourredine BouchikhiAlberto Chinsky, Hugo Ro, Susana Tortosa, Orlando Alassia, Federico Abete, Graciela Sica, Andrea Di Blasio, Verónica Rodríguez, Damian Taire, Bibiana Paoli, Claudio Rene Marquez, Juan Razetti, Carlos Adolfo Mariotti, Achával Héctor Ariel, Adrian Zanetta, Fajre Dario, Sonia Milena Pabón, Alejandro Quijano, Marià Elena Nieto, Nelson Villca, Fuad Brkic, Marcelo Reis, Dayse Manrique, Yves Nkodo, Jeffrey Ludemann, Jiang Cheng peng, Oscar Uriel Barón Puentes, Ranko Mladina, Evians Gomez De La Rosa, Olga Kalakouta, An Dr eas Melis, Florence Zeitouni, Michaela Máchalová, Jan Slapak, Pavla Pecková, Per Caye-Thomasen, Fernando Silva Chacon, John Parker, Enas Elsheikh, Ahmed Ragab, Anne Pitkäranta, Philippe Contencin Necker, Jocelyne Derelle, Magali Duwelz, Martine Francois, Stephane Pezzettigotta, Christian Righini, Jane Buzarov, Roehrich Bernhard, Volker Jahnke, Goktas Onder, Petra Zieriacks, Klaue Siegfried, Assen Koitschev, Vicky Kalampoki, Nikola Simasko, Charalampos Skoulakis, Achal Gulati, Angelo Camaioni, Cesare Cutrone, Elisa Gaudini, Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Nicola Mansi, Gianni Messi, Claudio Orlando, Sabino Preziosi, Italo Sorrentini, Marilena Trozzi, Alessan Dr o Vigo, Giuseppe Villari, Giulio Cesare Passali, Francesco Maria Passali, Renato Piantanida, Carlo Giordano, Leonardo Mercuri, Alessandro Cecconi, Matteo Giovari, Yoshifumi Nishida, Gainel Ussatayeva, Ricardo Antonio De Hoyos Parra, Jose Luis Trevinõ Gonzalez, José Eleuterio Gonzá lez, Foluwasayo Emmanuel Ologe, Muazzam Nasrullah, Amarilis Melendez, Rafael Milanes, Mieckzyslaw Chmielik, Teresa Belchior, Mihail Dan Cobzeanu, Dan Cristian Gheorghe, Adelaida Iorgulescu, [No Value] Caius-Codrut, Miorita Toader, Jana Barkociová, Beata Havelkova, [No Value] Janka, Andrej Koman, Miha Zargi, Felix Pumarola, Lorenzo Rubio, Karina Perniás Peco, Pontus Stierna, Wei chung Hsu, Sakda Arj-Ong, Chulathida Chomchai, Chanticha Chotigavanich, Lennaert Hoep, Rico Rinkel, Anissa Berraies, Erdinc Aydin Baskent, Volkan Sarper Erikci, Metin Onerci, John Graham, Sadie Khwaja, Christopher Raine, Nora Haloob, Ines Doassans Goḿez Haedo, Deepak Mehta, Margaretha L. Casselbrant

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Abstract

Background: Suffocation due to foreign bodies (FB) is a leading cause of death in children aged 0-3. No data from the former U.S.S.R. are available in the international scientific literature. Methods: Consecutive patients admitted at the Iashvili Central Children Hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia from 1989 to 2011 were analyzed. Injuries in the upper airways due to foreign bodies' inhalation were collected and compared with the Susy Safe Registry and the pooled estimates of the meta-analysis. Results: 2896 cases were collected. Distribution of injuries in children younger than 3 years was significantly higher than in the Susy Safe Registry and in the "High-Income" countries in the meta-analysis. Percentage of injuries due to organic objects (86%) was significantly higher than in published data. Conclusions: Since Georgia is not showing any substantial difference, both in epidemiology and treatment of foreign bodies injuries, as compared to the other case series, translation of public health initiatives from other most advanced prevention experiences is possible and it is likely to be effective. Level of evidence: Level V, Epidemiological case series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume83
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Choking
  • Foreign bodies injuries
  • Georgia
  • Pediatric injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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