What you should know about the gunshot wounds

• What you should know about the gunshot wounds of

Have you ever thought about the fact that you may be hurt by firearms? What happens to your body when the bullet is stuck in it? Injured, no doubt, this is one of the worst trouble, you can experience in your life, and not so rare, given that thousands of people around the world die from bullets or injured on a daily basis. So we decided to tell you the following:

What you should know about the gunshot wounds

After analyzing 677 clashes with firearms study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, found that people who carry guns in 4, 5 times more likely to get injured and 4, 2 times more likely to be killed compared with unarmed citizens.

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In most cases, the bullet does not pass through the body of the victim to take off. It usually bounce ricochet from any bone in the body, causing even more damage.

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Women who were seriously injured, 14% more likely to survive than men with the same wounds. Scientists believe that the reason may be due to the negative effects of male hormones on the injured immune system.

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Researchers estimate that gunshot clashes cost the US economy at least 229 billion US dollars per year, including direct costs of $ 8, 6 billion US dollars in the first aid and treatment. ***

The probability of survival as a result of a gunshot wound to a large extent depends on such essential factors as the location of the damage, the amount of blood lost and how quickly the victim gets to the hospital. In general, over the past 20 years, the chances that a person will survive when dangerous gunshot wound, increased by 40%.

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Every year more than 32 000 people are killed by firearms in the United States. In fact, the total number is probably even higher because some deaths associated with the weapon, are not counted in official statistics.

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Bullet-proof vests really properly be called puleustoychivymi. Extremely seldom the bullet (e.g., a serrated edge) may still break vest.

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According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every person who dies in a shooting, we have two injured.

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Bleeding - one of the most common causes of death in skirmishes with the use of weapons, but it can be prevented with a special injector, which consists of an applicator filled with dozens of tiny sponges, absorbing the blood of the introduction of the device into an open wound. These sponges are expanded in just 15 seconds within the wound scoring the cavity left by the bullet.

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If you get shot, and you get medical care quickly, you have a chance of survival by 95%. ***

US naval infantryman named Mike Day was stunned by the explosion of grenades and received 16 bullet wounds (traces 11 more bullets remained in his body armor) in a terrible crossfire in Iraq in 2007. In spite of that, he lived to tell his incredible story.

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The main problem associated with gunshot wounds to the intestine or stomach, not excessive bleeding, and infections that arise as a result of the spill the contents of these organs.

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Most of the more than 32 000 deaths associated with the weapon, which occur in the US each year - a suicide.

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Those who received a bullet in the forehead, often have a better chance of survival than those who received a bullet in the head. This is because a bullet fired in the forehead, usually destroys the only one of the two hemispheres of the brain, while a shot in the head usually affects both hemispheres.

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Aim at the limb for applying "superficial injuries" - a myth created by cinema, police and soldiers do not teach this.

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In 2007, almost 70% of all murders in the US were committed with firearms.

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When shot in the head survival is about 5%. However, only 3% of the survivors have a good chance at a full life after that.