Mass gathering and related emergency medical conditions: Prevention, diagnosis and effective management

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Διεθνής Ιατρική - Διαχείριση Κρίσεων Υγείας
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2020-03-21
Year:
2020
Author:
Fragkakis Ioannis
Supervisors info:
Πικουλής Εμμανουήλ, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπων
Γεωργόπουλος Σωτήριος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Κοντός Μιχαήλ, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Μαζικές συναθροίσεις (Mass gathering) και σχετιζόμενες επείγουσες ιατρικές καταστάσεις: Πρόληψη, διάγνωση και αποτελεσματική διαχείριση
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Mass gathering and related emergency medical conditions: Prevention, diagnosis and effective management
Summary:
Mass gatherings are associated with an increased incidence of accidents and diseases compared to the general population. They usually involve large sports or music events or are associated with crowded religious gatherings. The present retrospective study describes the most common factors that increase morbidity and lead participants to seek medical care. Weather conditions, type of event, alcohol and drug consumption, as well as crowd size and event planning are the predominant variables that influenced morbidity rates, causing accidents, falls, stampedes, transmission of infectious diseases, heat stroke and intoxication. Furthermore, appropriate preventive and effective measures are recorded in line with international guidelines, focusing on the organization of field care units and their interconnection with the local network of hospitals and ambulances.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Mass gatherings, Disaster medicine, Triage, Medical field care
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
100
Number of pages:
57
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