Martyn Parker

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality following hip fracture. Previous work has not identified any risk factors associated with the type of hip fracture. We report the incidence of and risk factors for development of symptomatic VTE in patients following a hip fracture. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare patient outcomes of restrictive versus liberal blood transfusion strategies in patients with cardiovascular disease not undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Randomised controlled trials involving a threshold for red blood cell transfusion in hospital. We searched (to 2 November 2015)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to refine current evaluation systems used to assess outcome after a hip fracture and to devise a simple and practical system to assess all hip fracture patients. METHODS Three continuous scales were defined for pain, mobility and functional independence. These were all found to have an acceptable degree of(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the results of treating a series of 56 fractures in 54 elderly patients with a distal femur fracture with a retrograde femoral nail. METHODS Fifty-four of the nails were inserted percutaneously with a closed reduction. After surgery all patients were allowed to weight bear as tolerated. Four fractures were supported in a temporary(More)
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