Arthur Bloemen

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Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of abdominal surgery (incidence 2–20%). Diagnosis by physical examination is sometimes difficult, especially in small incisional hernias or in obese patients. The additional diagnostic value of standardized ultrasonography was evaluated in this prospective study. A total of 456 patients participating in a(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of thromboembolic complications after major traumatic injuries is high (>50%). Thromboprophylaxis, often by low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) or unfractioned heparin (UH) is therefore routinely administered. Thromboprophylaxis is also advised after immobilisation for isolated lower leg injuries. Heparin induced thrombocytopenia(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of abdominal surgery, often requiring surgical intervention. This prospective randomized trial compared suture materials for closure of the fascia after abdominal surgery. METHODS In 456 patients the abdominal fascia was closed with either non-absorbable (polypropylene; Prolene(®)) or absorbable(More)
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