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Eleven Years of Liver Trauma: The Scottish Experience
The aim of this population based study was to assess the incidence, mechanisms, management, and outcome of patients who sustained hepatic trauma in Scotland (population 5 million) over the periodExpand
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Pre‐operative high sensitivity C‐reactive protein and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery
High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) adds important prognostic information, not reflected by traditional risk factors, to the prediction of both the development and outcome of cardiovascularExpand
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Paediatric femoral hernia--the diagnostic challenge.
INTRODUCTION Femoral herniae are uncommon in childhood and pre-operative misdiagnosis is common. This can result in increased complications or inappropriate inguinal exploration. The aim of thisExpand
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A Population-Based Study of Pancreatic Trauma in Scotland
IntroductionThe aim of this population-based study was to assess the incidence, mechanisms, management and outcome of patients who sustained pancreatic trauma in Scotland over the periodExpand
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Mortality Associated with the Treatment of Gallstone Disease: A 10-Year Contemporary National Experience
BackgroundGallstones remain a common clinical problem requiring skilled operative and nonoperative management. The aim of the present population-based study was to investigate causes ofExpand
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Death within 48 h--adverse events after general surgical procedures.
BACKGROUND Comorbidity and emergency intervention are established risk factors for post-operative mortality. This study sought to identify adverse events associated with death within 48 h of generalExpand
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Aortic trauma in Scotland--a population based study.
OBJECTIVES This population-based study aims to determine the incidence, mechanisms and outcomes of aortic trauma in patients from Scotland between 1992-2002. METHODS Patients with aortic traumaExpand
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Prospective Study of Intra-Abdominal Pressure Following Major Elective Abdominal Surgery
BackgroundStudies in emergency surgical patients have shown that raised intra-abdominal pressure may adversely affect organ function. The major aim of the present study was to establish the incidenceExpand
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Vascular Access Using the Superficial Femoral Vein
Purpose The superficial femoral vein (SFV) provides an alternative autologous conduit for fistula formation in patients who might otherwise require a prosthetic graft for hemodialysis (HD) access.Expand
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