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The aim of the present paper is to compare the results obtained using two osteosynthesis systems developed for the surgical treatment of fractures of the trochanteric region of the femur, based on the principles of closed intramedullary nailing: the Gamma nail and the proximal femoral nail (PFN). A prospective study is presented of 125 trochanteric(More)
We followed prospectively 295 patients with trochanteric fractures treated with the proximal femoral nail. The average age of the patients was 80 years and three out of four were female. The most frequent fracture type was A2 (59%). Clinical and radiographic controls were performed at 1, 3 and 6 months. There were technical complications during the(More)
We reviewed 32 patients who all had knee arthrodesis performed after failed knee replacement. The minimum clinical follow-up was 1 year. The arthrodesis was performed by means of the Wichita fusion nail in 11, by external fixation in 15 cases, by plating in three and by intramedullary nailing in three. The mean patient age was 68.6 years. When the Wichita(More)
The findings of the 4 preceding country studies are examined here from a comparative perspective identifying some of the similarities and differences that underlie living arrangements of the elderly. More specifically, we compare the normative basis underlying living arrangements, mechanisms that help perpetuate co-residence, strains inherent to(More)
This article is based on 18 focus group discussions (FDGs) conducted among elderly and adult children in varying urban/rural and class contexts. According to most participants, the majority of Filipino elderly prefer co-residence. Co-residence involves various types, each of which is defined according to the resources, needs, and life stage of the family.(More)
The authors describe the living arrangements of the elderly in the Philippines. They find that "only a small fraction of the Filipino elderly are isolated from close kin; however, it is not certain that their living arrangements are favourable for their overall well-being. In many cases of co-residence, the flow of support is from the elderly parents to(More)
This report presents a description of the trends in growth of the elderly population in the Philippines and their health, disability, education, work status, income, and family support. The proportion of elderly in the Philippines is much smaller than in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia. The elderly population aged over 65(More)
This paper highlights initial findings from the 1983 National Demographic Surveys (NDS) based on a 25% sub-sample of the survey respondents. The discussion focuses on measures of current fertility as well as on selected fertility "predictors" for the 3 major island groups -- Luzon, Visay, and Mindanao. Owing to the restrictive nature of the data set, no(More)
One of the challenging environmental issues faced by the electr(on)ic industry is the development of energy efficient products during their use. Indeed, regulations, standards, and consumers have always growing expectations on this aspect. Nevertheless, tools to support design for energy efficiency in use are scarce and do not always give an appropriate(More)
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