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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)
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)
Two male sibs with cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome and spina bifida are described. The parents are physically and radiologically normal. A short review of the pertinent literature is given with special emphasis on the mode of inheritance.
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)
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)