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Segway Personal Transporter-Related Injuries: A Systematic Literature Review and Implications for Acute and Emergency Care.

by Mazer-Amirshahi, Maryann.
Citation: Journal of Emergency Medicine. 54(5):630-635, 2018 05..Journal: The Journal of emergency medicine.Published: 2018ISSN: 0736-4679.Full author list: Pourmand A; Liao J; Pines JM; Mazer-Amirshahi M.UI/PMID: 29321106.Subject(s): Adolescent | Adult | Aged | Aged, 80 and over | Emergency Service, Hospital/og [Organization & Administration] | Female | Humans | Male | Middle Aged | *Motor Vehicles/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data] | *Occupational Injuries/ep [Epidemiology]Institution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): Emergency MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: J Emerg Med. 54(5):630-635, 2018 05.Local Holdings: Available online from MWHC library: 1995 - present, Available in print through MWHC library:1999-2007.Abstract: BACKGROUND: The Segway Personal TransporterTM (SPT) is used widely as a means of transport for city sightseeing tours, law enforcement, and professionals working in large facilities and factories.Abstract: METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature to assess SPT-related injuries. Following the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis) guidelines, we queried PubMed from 1990 to 2017. The search terms Segway, personal transporter, and injury were used. Only English-language studies were included. Data were extracted from each article, specifically the sample size, study setting, and design, as well as the prevalence of specific injuries.Abstract: RESULTS: A total of six articles were included that included data on 135 patients. Sample size per study varied from 1 to 41 patients. Studies occurred in both the emergency department and inpatient settings, including medical-surgical wards, and intensive care units. The most commonly reported injuries were orthopedic cases (n = 45), maxillofacial cases (n = 13), neurologic cases (n = 8), and thoracic cases (n = 10).Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The SPT is an innovative transportation method; however, its use is associated with a wide range of injuries. Many of these injuries require hospital admission and surgical intervention, incurring significant morbidity and high costs.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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