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Hip fracture, a moderate musculoskeletal trauma, is associated with a high postoperative mortality. Most patients are elderly, with comorbid conditions and often with heart disease. The objective of this study was to find out if clinical parameters and analyses of specific muscle enzymes could predict three month postoperative mortality. A total of 302(More)
In the elderly, hip fracture is a common injury associated with high early mortality dominated by cardiorespiratory and thromboembolic events. Identification of risk factors that can be modified by treatment has caught attention over the last years. This study was conducted to assess biological markers on perioperative organ dysfunction and its association(More)
Laboratory and human mechanical studies indicated that chemical substances in bone cement had toxic and prothrombotic effects. Impaction of cement added a mechanical trauma to the reaming and broaching procedure and contributed to a substantial local and systemic thrombin generation. Case reports and materials have indicated bone cement as the immediate(More)
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