K I van Haaften

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Six-hundred and fourteen aged over 70 and presenting hip fractures have been studied prospectively. The results were compared with the literature. The overall mortality rate within three months was 24%. This mortality was significantly influenced by the general health condition of the patient at the time of the injury, his living conditions and the(More)
The aim of this study was to prospectively study the complication rate of our 100 initial laparoscopic cholecystectomies. The ultimate goal was to obtain a morbidity rate comparable to open cholecystectomy. No major complications were noticed. The conversion rate to open cholecystectomy was 8%, slightly higher in comparison with the literature. Absence of(More)
767 patients over the age of 70 with a fracture of one hip were studied prospectively. The results were compared with the literature. The overall mortality rate within 3 months was 24%. This mortality was significantly influenced by the general health condition of the patient at the time of the injury, his living quarters and the ability to walk again after(More)
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