Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Unique study led by OUWB student draws attention to vaping-related injuries

An Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine student has published a first-of-its-kind study drawing attention to head and neck injuries that can occur as a result of e-cigarette malfunctions.

Fourth-year medical student Antonio Dekhou was lead author on “E-Cigarette Burns and Explosions: What are the Patterns of Oromaxillofacial Injury?

The study recently was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dekhou said the study is a first in that it provides a systematic review of cases in which e-cigarettes malfunctioned and caused head and/or neck injury to patients.

“We want people to avoid underestimating the potential damage that occur with e-cigarette use,” said Dekhou.

“It’s not just the smoke and the long-term side effects…there is risk of acute injury.”

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB website here.)

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