Johannes J van Os

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BACKGROUND Allogeneic blood transfusions are associated with a number of well-recognized risks and complications. Postoperative retransfusion of filtered shed blood is an alternative to (reduce) allogeneic blood transfusion. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the clinical efficacy of retransfusion of filtered shed blood and to evaluate the(More)
The objective of this retrospective study was to analyze the long-term clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction of operative care in patients with symptomatic hallux rigidus. Seventy-seven patients (94 feet) underwent cheilectomy, Keller resection arthroplasty, or arthrodesis between 1990 and 2000. All were invited to return for follow-up evaluation after(More)
The average length of hospital stay after Total Hip Replacement (THR) has been decreasing over time. Recently, many hospitals have commenced rapid recovery programs such as Joint Care. In Joint Care the patients are usually discharged on the fifth post-operative day with relatively fresh surgical wounds. The aim of this study is to evaluate the Joint Care(More)
The efficiency of post-operative cell saving after major joint arthroplasty has been demonstrated in prospective studies focusing on blood management. In everyday practice, however, it is likely that transfusion policy is followed less rigorously because of a slackening in attention to blood management, with a reduced efficiency of post-operative cell(More)
The bridging nail is a retrograde intramedullary femoral nail designed to stabilize periprosthetic femoral fractures. It offers a minimal invasive surgical approach in combination with early mobilization. The goal of this study was to evaluate the osteosynthesis under full weight-bearing conditions. Three groups of five composite fibreglass femora were(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative epoetin-alpha administration is said to have a limited effect in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), due to lower iron availability. We studied the effects of preoperative epoetin-alpha treatment in orthopedic surgery patients in a daily life setting in which iron supplementation was(More)
BACKGROUND Venesection of red blood cells in healthy well-trained subjects decreased the maximum oxygen uptake parallel with the reduction in hemoglobin (Hb) level. Based on the large Hb decrease that is seen after total joint surgery, one could expect a decrease in performance as well. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether autologous blood(More)
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