Paul A Hustinx

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The clinical safety and efficacy of imipenem/cilastatin in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections was compared with the combination of aztreonam and clindamycin in a randomized prospective trial. The severity of illness was determined by means of the Apache II score and a fixed outcome reporting scheme was used. One hundred and four patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of a multidisciplinary clinical pathway (MCP) for patients with hip fracture tends to be more effective than usual care (UC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an MCP approach on time to surgery, length of stay, postoperative complications, and 30-day mortality, compared to UC. MATERIALS AND METHODS This multicenter(More)
The issue of basic psychosocial life support during and after disasters is important. People who are affected by disasters can experience severe distress and may need psychosocial support. However, there still are many questions about service design and effectiveness of psychosocial support. During the process of the Targeted Agenda Program, "Prioritizing(More)
BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is increasingly used in chest trauma for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this report we describe our single-institutional experience with VATS in the surgical treatment of patients with flail chest after high-energy trauma. METHODS From January 2013 to July 2014, 15 patients with flail chest(More)
tter to the Editor m (5 an th de conservatively, compared to 4 out of the 10 patients treated by open reductionand internal fixation. None of the generally accepted risk factors applied at all to our relatively large sample of patients (Table 2). In conclusion, clinical studies continue to yield contradicting results. Illustrated once again by the study of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of ultrasonographic examination in the assessment of palpable breast tumours, with special reference to the distinction between benign and malignant tumours. DESIGN Prospective ultrasonographic study; the results of the ultrasonographic examination were compared retrospectively with those of mammographic examination. (More)
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