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Timing Matters in Hip Fracture Surgery: Patients Operated within 48 Hours Have Better Outcomes. A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of over 190,000 Patients

  • Lorenzo Moja mail,

    moja@marionegri.it

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy

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  • Alessandra Piatti,

    Affiliation: Epidemiological Observatory, ASL Milano, Milan, Italy

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  • Valentina Pecoraro,

    Affiliation: University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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  • Cristian Ricci,

    Affiliation: Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy

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  • Gianni Virgili,

    Affiliation: Department of Oto Specialised Surgical Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

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  • Georgia Salanti,

    Affiliation: Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology Unit and Clinical Trials and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

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  • Luca Germagnoli,

    Affiliation: Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy

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  • Alessandro Liberati †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Department of Oncology, Hematology and Respiratory Diseases, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

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  • Giuseppe Banfi

    Affiliations: University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy

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  • Published: October 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046175

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