Alexander Spieß

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BACKGROUND The authors' goal was to demonstrate a technique of gaining added width from the right pectoralis major muscle flap through muscle fascia release, with the hope of attaining sturdier, tension-free dead space closure of the debrided mediastinum in cases of mediastinitis. METHODS The authors measured the preincisional and postincisional widths of(More)
Eosinophil infiltration occurs in a variety of allergic and inflammatory diseases. The release of preformed mediators from eosinophils may contribute to inflammatory responses. We investigated the ability of eosinophil-derived major basic protein and eosinophil-derived neurotoxin to stimulate production of IL-8 from intestinal myofibroblasts. Intestinal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of metacarpophalangeal (MCP) arthroplasty for nonrheumatic arthritis. We hypothesized that MCP arthroplasty would produce significant improvement in objective measures of hand function, pain relief, and overall patient satisfaction. METHODS This retrospective study evaluated 30 patients with 38 MCP(More)
Zusammenfassung. Der vorliegende Beitrag stellt einen neuronalen Interpretationsansatz für Laserscans vor, der eine zur Klassifikation von Kamerabildern entwickelte Technik einsetzt. Besonderes Merkmal dieses Ansatzes ist die Fähigkeit, sich in einer unüberwachten Lernphase selbstständig auf die besonderen Merkmale der Einsatzumgebung einzustellen. Die(More)
UNLABELLED Although cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common congenital malformations, the presence of an isolated congenital palatal fistula along with a submucous cleft is very rare. This appears as an oval-shaped, full-thickness fenestration in the palatal midline that does not fully extend anteriorly or posteriorly, accompanied by the(More)
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common but complicated ulnar neuropathy that needs to be carefully evaluated and classified before developing a cohesive plan of attack. In situ decompression/with medial epicondylectomy (ISD/ME) can be a viable treatment option for all preoperative grades of cubital tunnel syndrome, but may not necessarily be the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The studies enumerating the risk of HIV transmission to health care workers (HCWs) as 0.3% after percutaneous exposure to HIV-positive blood, and 0.09% after a mucous membrane exposure, are weakened by dated literature. Our study aims to demonstrate the seroconversion rate after exposure to HIV-contaminated body fluids in a major academic center(More)
Ulnar neuropathy is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve in the upper extremity, frequently occurring at the level of the elbow or wrist. Rarely, ulnar nerve entrapment may be seen proximal to the elbow. This report details a case of ulnar neuropathy diagnosed and localized to the arcade of Struthers with electromyography (EMG) and ultrasound (US)(More)