For citation purposes: Shapovalov KA, Shapovalova LA. Alcohol and injuries: Causes and consequences. OA Alcohol 2013 Jun 01;1(1):10.

Review

 
Biomedical

Alcohol and injuries: causes and consequences

KA Shapovalov, LA Shapovalova
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Department of Standardization and Quality Assessment of Medical Care of the State Budget Agency of Health of the Republic of Komi ‘Republican Medical Information and Analytical Center’, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia.

(2) State Autonomous Agency of Health of the Republic of Komi ‘Consultative Diagnostic Center of Republic of Komi’, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia.

* Corresponding author Email: stampdu@rambler.ru

Abstract

Introduction

The consumption of alcohol can cause serious injuries that often lead to disability and death of the population. The systematic effects of alcohol on muscle and bone tissue are major. Marked clinical aspects of treatment of injuries sustained the influence of alcohol. Modern scientific research in the field of injury prevention related to alcohol intoxication, are directed from one side to the study of pathological mechanisms occurring at the ultrastructural cellular level in muscle and bone tissue. Their clinical interpretation is developing towards clarifying diagnosis of major group injuries received in alcohol intoxication: multiple injuries of the musculoskeletal system, traumatic brain injury, frostbite and burns. On the other hand, the social and medical research aimed at identifying the high risk of injury in alcoholic intoxication, the development of effective measures to combat domestic, street, transport and road trauma, which can significantly reduce or even eliminate accidents at the influence of alcohol, to reduce all types of non-production of alcoholic injury of different groups. The aim of this review was to discuss the causes and consequences of injuries due to alcohol.

Conclusion

Modern scientific research in the field of injury prevention related to alcohol intoxication is directed from one side to the study of pathological mechanisms occurring at the ultrastructural cellular level in muscle and bone tissue. Their clinical interpretation is developing towards clarifying diagnosis of major group injuries received in alcohol intoxication: multiple injuries of the musculoskeletal system, head injury, frostbite and burns. On the other hand, the social and medical research aimed at identifying the high risk of injury in alcoholic intoxication, the development of effective measures to combat domestic, street, transport and road trauma

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