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Cycling Injuries Presenting to an Irish Emergency Department
J Foley, J; Cronin, J; Gheorghescu, A; Chetrit, D; Evoy, D; Ryan, J
There is little published data on cycling injuries in Ireland and the present study aims to describe the cycling related injuries presenting to the emergency department (ED), of a tertiary urban university hospital. This is a retrospective review of cycling-related injuries presenting to the ED of St. Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) from 1st of January to 31st of December 2014. There were 534 cycling related injuries presenting to the ED during the study period. Just over 71% of the patients were male, and 14.8% of patients presented following a collision with a motor vehicle. Forty patients required admission to hospital following their injury with 6 of these patients spending time in the intensive care unit. Cycling is now a very popular means of transport and exercise activity in Ireland and using hospital based data, it is possible that EDs may provide a vector for guiding injury prevention strategies in the future
Keyword(s): EMERGENCY CARE; CYCLING; STATISTICAL DATA
Publication Date:
2016
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Irish Medical Journal
First Indexed: 2016-10-23 07:57:12 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 06:20:08