J H P Lardenoye

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OBJECTIVES This study was performed in order to assess morbidity and mortality associated with major lower extremity amputation according to an extensive complication registration system used in our hospital. METHODS All consecutive patients who underwent lower limb major extremity amputation were included from January 1996 until December 2002.(More)
OBJECTIVE Since patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) are at high-risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, preventive measures aimed to reduce cardiovascular adverse events are advocated in the current guidelines. We conducted a systematic review to assess the implementation of secondary prevention (SP) measures in PAOD(More)
BACKGROUND Interest in measuring the quality of surgical care has grown over the past decades. As complications after vascular surgery may be used as a quality indicator of care, analysis of these adverse events remains essential. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to identify patient and procedure specific risk factors of postoperative complications(More)
BACKGROUND Lower extremity arterial revascularization (LEAR) is the gold-standard for critical lower limb ischemia (CLI). The goal of this study was twofold. First, we evaluated the long-term functional status of patients undergoing primary LEAR for CLI. Second, prognostic factors of long-term functional status and survival after primary LEAR for CLI were(More)
OBJECTIVES This study presents a review of studies reporting on quality of care in vascular surgery. The aim of this study was to provide insight in quality improvement initiatives in vascular surgery. DESIGN Original data were collected from MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. Inclusion criteria were: description of one of the three factors of quality of care,(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed cardiac adverse events (AEs) after primary lower extremity arterial revascularization (LEAR) for critical lower limb ischemia (CLI) in order to evaluate the impact of cardiac AEs on the clinical outcome. We created an optimized care protocol concerning CLI patients' preoperative work-up as well as intra- and postoperative surveillance(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of autopsy and the rate of disparity between autopsy results and the clinically determined cause of death in a surgical ward. DESIGN Descriptive. METHOD A total of 12,000 patients were admitted to the surgical ward of the Red Cross Hospital, the Hague, the Netherlands, from January 1999 to December 2002. 305 (3%) died(More)
OBJECTIVES to assess the quality of care of patients undergoing abdominal aortic surgery. MATERIALS three hundred and forty-six patients undergoing surgery for aneurysmal or occlusive disease of whom 51 died. METHODS we developed a mortality registration system to classify causes of death, to evaluate shortcomings in treatment, and to determine the(More)
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