Shooting ourselves in the foot: why mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds is a bad idea
- Vulnerability of children to gunshot trauma in violence-prone environment: The case of South Africa. Naidoo, Sudeshni; Van As, A. B. // African Journal of Paediatric Surgery;Jan-Apr2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p101
South Africa has a high level of violence, as more people are killed by gunfire each year than in motor vehicle accidents, and the numbers are increasing. Regrettably, children are affected most by this epidemic. During 1997, a total of 142 children aged less than 14 years died from gunshot...
- Why mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds is necessary. Ovens, Howard // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1256
Presents comments on the benefits of mandating physicians to report gunshot wounds to the problem of gun-related violence. Risk of the gun used to suicidal patients after hospital discharge; Means to reveal whether the gun or shooter poses further risk to anyone; Role of the police in the...
- Mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds: rebuttal. Pauls, Merril A.; Downie, Jocelyn // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1258
Presents a reply to a comment about the possible negative or positive implications of mandating physicians to report gunshot wounds for the problem of gun-related violence. Need for physicians to support police investigation; Objectives of firearm education and gun safety efforts.
- Penetrating wounds. Ellis, Harold // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jul1982, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p494
The article comments on issues concerning the increasing incident of penetrating injuries in Great Britain. It is noted that man-inflicted penetrating wounds such as stab and gunshot are the most prevalent. Such incident is attributed to the changing society, with a more violent society due to...
- Clinical and legal significance of fragmentation of bullets in relation to size of wounds:... Coupland, Robin // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/14/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7207, p403
Focuses on a study which examined the relation between fragmentation of bullets and size of wounds clinically and in the context of the Hague Declaration of 1899. Experimental design and setting; Subjects; Main outcome measures; Results; Conclusions.
- Cost of gun-related injuries in the hundreds of millions. Krisberg, Kim // Nation's Health;Mar2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p7
Reports on a study on the incidence of gun-related injuries in hospitals in the U.S. in 1997. Number of deaths caused by gun-related incidents; Information on gun-related hospital discharges; Background of patients admitted for gun-related injuries.
- Civilian abdominal gunshot wounds in Lagos. Adesanya, A.A.; Afolabi, I.R.; Da Rocha-Afodu, J.T. // Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh;Aug98, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p230
Presents an evaluation of patients who sustained abdominal gunshot wounds in Lagos, Nigeria. Pattern of injuries; Treatment outcome; Role of selective conservative management.
- Craniocerebral gunshot injury in newborn. Dabdoub, CB; Serra, SM; da Cunha, AH; Silveira, EN; Lopez, A; Azevedo-Filho, H // Journal of Surgical Case Reports;Sep2012, Vol. 2012 Issue 9, p8
Head wounds caused by firearms in newborns are an under-studied phenomenon in Latin America due to either the low frequency of such events or inadequate documentation. Nonetheless, a progressive increase is noted, with different frequencies reported for different geographic areas. We present the...
- A shot too many on the fourth. Estes, David S. // Cortlandt Forum;12/21/98, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p69
Presents the case of a patient whose vital signs were deteriorating due to a gunshot wound in the abdomen. Blood pressure reading; Performance of open heart massage; Path of bullet.