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HYPOTHESIS A selective surgical approach using either a 1- or a 2-stage resection is relatively safe and effective in the management of acute complicated colonic diverticulosis. DESIGN A consecutive cohort study. SETTING A university hospital. PATIENTS Eighty-nine consecutive patients who underwent emergency operations for diverticular disease between(More)
BACKGROUND Several recent military and civilian trauma studies demonstrate that improved outcomes are associated with early and increased use of plasma-based resuscitation strategies. However, outcomes associated with platelet transfusions are poorly characterized. We hypothesized that increased platelet:red blood cells (RBC) ratios would decrease(More)
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