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BACKGROUND AND AIMS this multicenter prospective observational study defined the incidence and risk factors of surgical wound infections (SWI) after infrarenal aortic and lower limb vascular surgery procedures and evaluated the severity and costs of these infections. METHODS the study cohort comprised of 184 consecutive patients. Postoperative(More)
Seventy-three patients had operative resection of the lateral end of the clavicle for the treatment of a painful condition of the acromioclavicular joint. Thirty-two of the patients had had a traumatic separation of the acromioclavicular joint, eight had had a fracture of the lateral end of the clavicle, and thirty-three had primary acromioclavicular(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to analyze retrospectively the treatment of patients referred for carotid artery stenosis to a vascular surgical unit in the 1990's. Main attention was paid to the appropriateness of the indications for CEA. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the Pirkanmaa region (population of 440 000), all carotid surgery is performed in(More)
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