Volume 8, Issue 2 (Summer 2004)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2004, 8(2): 72-75 | Back to browse issues page

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Ajallooian M, Khalili G. Assessment of skin burning after open heart surgery in khatam-al-anbia hospital. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2004; 8 (2) :72-75
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-256-en.html
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Abstract Background: There are some complications in open heart surgery which one of them is skin burning because of cutter. Objective: To determine the incidence rate of skin burning and its causes in open heart surgery patients of khatam-al-anbia hospital. Methods: In this cross-sectional study that all data collected in prospective method, there were 215 patients who were studied for 5 months. The data were collected by a doctor and two nurses. Findings: The mean age of the patients was 58.5 ± 10.5 year and 72.6% of them were male. 34 patients had some grades of skin burning that 31 patients got slight skin redness and 2 patients got intense skin redness. Only one patient suffered from blister and there was no patient with sever skin burning. Conclusion: In comparing with previous studies, there was a prominant decrease in skin damages, but because of the importance of these skin damages, it is suggested to do continuous nursing follow up.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cardiology

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