Bernarde Schillig

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In 135 cases of mainly open tibial shaft fractures treated primarily with external fixation, 73 patients (54%) were treated exclusively with external fixation; osteomyelitis occurred in 8.2%, nonunion in 8.2%, and malunion in 32.8%. Later sequential plating was performed in 38 patients (28%), and in 24 patients (18%) secondary intramedullary nailing.(More)
Non-invasive ventilatory support is frequently used in patients with severe respiratory failure (SRF), but is often limited to intensive care units (ICU). We hypothesized that an instantaneous short course of NIV (up to 2 h), limited to regular working hours as an additional therapy on the emergency department (ED) would be feasible and could improve(More)
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