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Banihashemi H. Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration in patients referred to BandarAbbas hospitals 2000-2004 . hmj. 2006; 9 (4) :221-226
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-265-en.html

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Introduction: Aspiration of foreign body can cause partial obstruction, secondary inflammation or complete obstruction of tracheobronchial tree and sometimes may lead to death. This study was aimed to investigate the main causes of foreign body aspiration in patients referred to Bandar Abbas medical centers.
Methods: In this cross-sectional and analytic study, 134 patients with foreign body aspiration, who referred to Bandar Abbas medical centers during 2000 to 2004, were investigated. After history taking, physical examination and radiography, foreign body was removed and the information about foreign body, personal characteristics of the patient, and etiology related to aspiration were collected. Using SPSS statistical software, Chi-Square test as well as t-test was used for statistical comparisons. P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Rigid bronchoscopy for removal of foreign body in 131 of 134 patients was successful. 53% of the patients were in 1-5 years age group. Findings showed a significant relationship between age, sex, number of family member, job and education of the parents (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Identification of high risk groups and conducting training programs are effective methods for preventing foreign body aspiration. Its diagnosis depends on history taking, physical examination and radiography. In the case of foreign body aspiration suspicious, the best way of diagnosis and treatment seems to be rigid bronchoscopy as soon as possible
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/23

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