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Title: How safe are the airbags?
Alternative title / Subtitle: a review of literature
Authors: Ίντας, Γεώργιος
Στεργιάννης, Παντελής
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Αερόσακος;Ατυχήματα;Πλευρικός αερόσακος;Ζώνη αυτοκινήτου;Airbag;Injuries;Side-airbag;Seat belt
Subjects: Medical care
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 15-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: The airbags can reduce even 50% of passenger injuries in a car accident. When they are not used properly, they can cause serious injuries. There have been reported several cases with fatal injuries. Aim: The aim of this study was to review the dangers that result from the incorrect use of airbags. Methods: A thorough review, included bibliography research from both the review and the research literature in different databases was done, such as pubmed, scopus and heallink. Results: Many injuries from airbags have been reported in the literature. Most of them are burns from the produced gases during the development of the airbag. At the beginning of their use, airbags opened with great speed. As a result there were a lot of injuries. For this reason, it was proposed to reduce the speed of development. Often problems have the eyes and ears. Less frequent are injuries or fractures of the upper and lower extremities. Rarely, cervical spine and ribs injures from the airbag. We found one case report of placental abruption after airbag deployment in a woman driver. On contact with the airbag, passenger can also injure aorta or heart. Conclusions: The airbags provide safety to the occupants of cars and reduce the mortality even at 50%. When not used in accordance with international standards can cause serious injuries. The airbags should always be used in conjunction with seatbelts.
Description: Review
Language: English
Citation: Intas, G., Stergiannis, P.. (2011). How safe are the airbags? : a review of literature. Health Science Journal". 5 (4), 262-68.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 5, Τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2011)

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