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The study of Iran-Iraq war's victim ears findings in the Golestan province [Gorgan-Iran]

Tazikei, M.H. and Behnampour, N. and Mansourian, A.R. (2010) The study of Iran-Iraq war's victim ears findings in the Golestan province [Gorgan-Iran]. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 4 (4). pp. 2878-2882. ISSN 0973709X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background and aim: Ear as vestibule auditory system can be damaged by many cases. The Army personals whom are exposed to many traumas, the ear can also be traumatized subsequently but many of the injuries to the ears are irreversible. Due to the eight years of war in Iran and as far as there is not any study in Golestan Province about such an abnormality, this research was done for the determination of common findings in Golestan province about war victims, ear's problems. Material and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional field study on 256 war victims of Golestan province which were chosen by randomized sampling. Hearing loss tinnitus, othorea, vertigo, tympanic membrane perforation audiologic findings and the type of trauma were considered. B.C over than 15dB considered as hearing loss. Hearing loss were divided in few groups and the questionnaire was filled for all of the sample population. Data were analyzed by SPSS soft ware and exact Fisher test. Findings: In this study the sample population were exclusively male subjects, 21.5% complained from audiologic problems. 94.6% had hearing loss, 83.6% tinnitus without hearing loss, but there was a hearing loss on the audiologic findings. 80% of hearing loss was bilateral, 10.9% on the Wright and 9.1% on the left side. 89% of hearing loss was sensory neural 88% in high frequency. The intensity in 48.5% of sample population was 15-30dB, 6.4% of them had tympanic membrane perforation only in 3.6% of them othorea, was observed none had complained of vertigo. Discussion: Also the war itself was stopped many years ago but the hearing abnormality still is a common problem among the war victims. Therefore it seems although necessary to look for manufacturing the sound protective instruments, but at the same time proper training are required for those army personals which are practically present actively in the war front and surrounding area. On the condition where the sounds can cause reversible lesions the health care personal should be ready to look after of those victims. Also the risk factors should be omitted and at the same time the remaining hearing in the war victims are to be preserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Clin. Diagn. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - ENT department, Gorgan Medical School, Golestan university of medical sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Biostatistics department, Gorgan Medical School, Golestan university of medical sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Biochemistry and Metabolic Disorder Research Center, Department of Biochemistry, Gorgan Medical School, Golestan university of medical science, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hearing loss, War trauma, War victims, article, auditory system examination, cross-sectional study, descriptive research, eardrum perforation, hearing loss, human, Iran, Iraq, major clinical study, male, otorrhea, questionnaire, sample size, tinnitus, victim, war
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:29
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 05:53
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2180

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