Strategies for sudden death in the disaster area after the next Great Nankai earthquake.
earthquake relational death
Number of sudden death cases from cardiovascular disease and pneumonia increased transiently and number of suicide cases decreased transiently after the great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in Kobe City.
These events were more common among males than females and especially in suicide cases, thirties and fifties particularly showed a reduction in 1995. Although mortality from direct and mechanical force by earthquake effected to females more than males, acute and subacute psychological and/or physical stress after major quake effected to males more than females. In order to prevent disaster-related deaths, it is necessary to prevent thrombus formation and decreased immune function. For this purpose, appropriate water intake and stress reduction are important, and it is effective for immune dysfunction and gastric mucosal lesions. In addition, antibiotics and gastric mucosal protectants may also be effective. Pulmonary embolism can be prevented with appropriate exercise, and with regard to dialysis, it is important to disseminate information to disaster areas.
Shikoku Acta Medica
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