Alfred Kroepfl

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Research indicates that glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), part of the astroglial skeleton, could be a marker of traumatic brain injury (TBI). S100B, an astroglial protein, is an acknowledged marker of TBI. Our goal was to analyze the relationship of GFAP/S100B to brain damage and outcome, and to compare the accuracy of GFAP/S100B for prediction of(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine whether glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is released after traumatic brain injury (TBI), whether GFAP is related to brain injury severity and outcome after TBI, and whether GFAP is released after multiple trauma without TBI. METHODS This prospective study enrolled 114 patients who had TBI with or without(More)
Seventy-five patients with 81 femoral shaft fractures were treated with unreamed antegrade intramedullary nailing using a titanium alloy implant (AIM femoral nail, ACE Medical) with static interlocking. There were 73 closed fractures and 8 open fractures. Six patients had bilateral femoral shaft fractures. In two cases there was an ipsilateral fracture of(More)
In einer prospektiven, nicht randomisierten klinischen Studie wurden 111 Frakturen des Oberarmes bei 109 konsekutiven Patienten mittels unaufgebohrter antegrader Oberarmverriegelungsnagelung versorgt; 97 Patienten konnten persönlich und radiologisch durchschnittlich 24,2 Monate postoperativ nachuntersucht werden. Bei 5 Patienten kam es zum Auftreten einer(More)
This study was designed to investigate whether intramedullary pressure and embolization of bone marrow fat are different in unreamed compared with conventional reamed femoral nailing in vivo. In a baboon model, the femoral shaft was stabilized with interlocking nailing after a midshaft osteotomy. Intramedullary pressure was measured in the distal femoral(More)
BACKGROUND The subjective outcome following macroamputation of the upper limb was evaluated using the DASH score. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective study, 11 patients with stumps of the upper limb following trauma were investigated 5.6 years after injury. Data according to injury pattern, age, gender, level of amputation and DASH score were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether intramedullary pressure and bone marrow fat embolization are different in unreamed compared with conventional reamed femoral nailing. The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between the two techniques. DESIGN A prospective consecutive nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Intramedullary pressure was measured(More)
In a prospective clinical study 111 fractures of the humerus in 109 consecutive patients were stabilized with unreamed antegrade interlocking nailing. 97 patients were evaluated with individual follow-up, in the mean at 24.2 months postoperatively. Mean fracture consolidation time was 12.3 weeks (9-16 weeks). Five patients presented a non union. At(More)
We are reporting the case of a 29 year old male in whom we performed successful reimplantaton of both lower legs following trauma inflicted by a railroad boxcar. Five years after this accident, the patient's walk is almost normal and both deep sensitivity and two point discrimination on the soles of his feet are sufficient. The patient can walk, run and(More)
The results concerning morbidity of the fasciocutaneous radial forearm flap donor site of 20 patients are presented. The review was carried out with an average time of 4.4 years after raising the flaps, ranging from ten months to eleven years. Range of motion of the wrist joint was limited in extension in two patients with 15 degrees and in one patient with(More)