Ahammed Mekkodathil

Clinical Research, Trauma Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

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  • Original Article   
    Types, Patterns and Outcomes of Personal Watercraft-Related Trauma
    Author(s): Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar*, Ahammed Mekkodathil and Husham Abdelrahman

    Background: Personal watercraft (PWC) - related injuries have increased significantly as well as its popularity. Aim: We aimed to describe types, patterns and outcomes of PWC injuries in Qatar. Subjects and Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted to identify patients admitted and treated for PWC-related injuries between 2008 and 2014. Data included patients demographics, mechanism of injury, Glasgow coma scale, injury severity scoring, Abbreviated Injury Score, location of injuries, hospital length of stay, ventilator days and mortality. Data were analyzed by the type of PWC (Jet Ski and motorboat). Results: A total of 39 patients were identified with PWC-related injuries. The majority of cases (71.8%, 28/39) were young and aged 21 to 40 years. Twenty-six cases were injured in Jet .. Read More»

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