Kendji Girac injured by gunfire: what does the expression life-threatening prognosis mean?

Kendji Girac injured by gunfire: what does the expression life-threatening prognosis mean?

Singer Kendji Girac was injured last night by a gun, with a life-threatening prognosis for a time. What does this expression mean? Explanations from Dr Gérald Kierzek, emergency doctor and medical director of TipsForWomens.

Fear for fans and loved ones of Kendji Girac: the 27-year-old singer was shot and injured last night, at a Travelers reception area in Biscarosse, in the Landes. According to BFM TV, the gendarmerie went to the scene around 5:30 a.m., discovering the singer seriously injured in the chest.

His vital prognosis, committed for a time, is no longer so

Still according to the continuous TV channel, Kendji Girac's vital prognosis was in jeopardy at the time of his treatment. This is no longer the case, the conscious artist is now hospitalized at Bordeaux University Hospital. He would cite a domestic accident to explain his injury.

What does the expression “committed vital prognosis” mean?

What do doctors mean when they announce that a person’s vital prognosis is “in jeopardy”? According to the emergency physician and medical director of TipsForWomens, Dr Gérald Kierzek, “committed vital prognosis” is an expression used in emergency medicine, by the Samu in particular, to indicate that one or more vital functions are threatened. “In the context of gunshot trauma, an injury to the thorax, as seems to be the case here, is by definition vital, because it can reach via the thorax, the heart or the large vessels. explains the emergency doctor.

How is a prognosis evaluated?

Other injuries, such as head trauma, abdominal trauma or hemorrhage for example, have a poor prognosis.” adds our expert. “This means that the victim is in critical condition and their chances of survival are uncertain.“.

Can this prognosis change and if so how? According to Gérald Kierzek, the assessment carried out at the hospital upon the patient's arrival, with imaging and a scanner, in particular, makes it possible to define the prognosis. “Subsequently, the evolution during the first hours and what we call the injury assessment will make it possible to either change a vital prognosis from committed to non-committed or to maintain it, if the situation remains unstable. concludes the doctor.