E D van den Ende

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OBJECTIVE To assess the role of echography in the diagnosis of acute abdominal symptoms in children. DESIGN Prospective, descriptive. METHOD During one year (1 June 1999-31 May 2000), abdominal ultrasonography was performed in all children with abdominal pain less than 2 weeks, who were referred to the emergency department of the Red Cross Hospital in(More)
BACKGROUND Surgeons have become increasingly interested in replacing conventional sutures by means of adhesive bonds for the closure of skin wounds. There are several advantages to the use of adhesive bonds compared with the conventional sutures. METHODS Between January and August 2001, all the wounds in children after groin surgery were closed with an(More)
Displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children may be managed with or without Kirschner-wire fixation. The results of treatment of displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children were analyzed, comparing the period before and after an audit of our results in 1997. From 1998 onward a more active policy regarding the use of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this prospective randomised study was to examine whether routine drainage in surgery for traumatic hip fractures is useful. BASIC PROCEDURES At the end of surgery for hip fractures, 200 consecutive patients (51 men, 149 women) were randomised to receive suction drainage or not. The status of wound healing was evaluated, with(More)
BACKGROUND It is widely believed that hydrostatic reduction of intussusception is less successful in children with prolonged symptoms prior to presentation. AIM To prospectively evaluate success in relation to duration of symptoms. METHODS Prospective study in which children, regardless of symptom duration, underwent an attempt at hydrostatic reduction.(More)
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