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Yeganeh R, Rafiei N, kazemi A H, ahmadi M, Dortag F. Study of cases of suicide with plaster as a new and strange way of suicide in Lorestan Province. yafte. 2004; 5 (4) :23-28
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-993-en.html

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Introduction: Suicide with plaster is a new and strange way of suicide which has been only committed in Lorestan province and its vicincy out skirts which have been occurred in recent years. Concerning the points of unclear border of this issue charactristics of victims patient's sign and symptoms, management, suitablecuring way, a study case has been done. Materials & Methods: This study considers the patients who had eaten plaster and been rushed to the Shohaday-e Ashaer Hospital of khorramabad from 1997_2000. The research method was cross_ sectional and performed on 40 patients by using a questionaire cantaining a variety of questions about demographic situation of sick person, signs & symptoms, remedy techniques, and outcome. 37.5% of patients were women and 42.5% were men, the most people who had attempted to suicide with plaster were teenagers (45%). This suiciding still has spread in summer time. And the majority of patient were students (%37.5). Half of victims have been treated to gastric washing by normal salin and among 20 patients only one person needed a surgery. The number of patients who (that) needed operation were 7, totally. (laparatomy, gastrotomy, excision of plaster mass- gastroraphy) Half of the patients were any signs & symptoms, but in symptomstic patients abdominal pain was the most common symptom and abdominal mass was the commonest sign (17.005), and just one case was death, that intoxincated with organophosphate poisoning at the same time. Conclusion: It seems gastric washing by 2 lit of normal salin immediately at the bigining of treatment ,then applying conservative management and following up by daily examinations and taking plain abdominal X-RAY consecutivly, is a suitable cure method to save such patients, and surgery is just used for patients who have signs of intestinal and gastric obstruction or mass- abdomen
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