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BACKGROUND Long-term survival rate and functional status after trauma for one of the fastest growing segments of the population, patients 75 years and older, is poorly documented. METHODS Trauma patients 75 years and older who were discharged from our Level I trauma center between June 1988 and July 1992 (n = 279) were contacted by mail or phone. Public(More)
HYPOTHESIS Characteristics of intra-abdominal abscess can be used to predict successful outcome for percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD). METHODS We performed a multicenter prospective study of patients who had intra-abdominal infections treated with PCD and intravenous antibiotics. Multivariate regression analysis determined predictors of successful(More)
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