Higher Risk For Death Connecting To Patients Who Are Shot

Different injuries in the body are handled through the use of treatments. However, more extreme incidents might be dealt with through surgery if necessary. However, even if surgery is successful, many different side effects might be reached which are unknown. These results can be negative and might lead to complications which could end in death.

A recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) focuses on an injury received through a firearm incident. The injury required conducted a vascular surgery to help repair the damage. The study was expanded to over more than one patient suffering from firearm injuries. They obtained results explained that patients who went through vascular surgery are more suspected to die and have a higher risk for morbidity.

The number of patients who suffer from firearm injuries was very high, with almost 1 to every 10 patients. The total number of affected patients who undergo gunshots and survive can go up to 88,000 in the United States alone. This is why the study is of extreme importance and needs to be taken seriously.

The study was led by the Ph.D. holder, Bindu Kalesan, who is an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and assistant professor of community health services at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). He commented on his results saying, “Our study found that major blood vessel injuries and their repairs occur when the bullet injuries abdomen, pelvic area and/or extremities (legs and arms).”