Andreas A. Müller

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Quantification of the complex breast region can be helpful in breast surgery, which is shaped by subjective influences. However, there is no generally recognized method for breast volume calculation. Three-dimensional (3D) body surface imaging represents a new alternative for breast volume computation. The aim of this work was to compare breast volume(More)
Biodegradable polymers have become useful auxiliary materials for the functional and structural restoration of bone deficiencies. Commercial implants from poly(L/DL-lactide) 70:30 are used clinically for fracture fixation in regions of low load. Implants manufactured from poly(L/DL-lactide) 80:20 are currently being investigated experimentally. The higher(More)
Restoring the bone integrity to injured calvariae remains a challenge to surgeons. In this study, the dural biocompatibility of biodegradable poly-L/DL-lactide 80/20 and 70/30 defect covers, designed for guided bone regeneration, was assessed. In each of the 16 test rabbits, bilateral (8.3 mm) cranial defects were created. The different covers were applied(More)
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare, but serious, condition with multiple causes. We prospectively studied the aetiology, predisposing factors, and clinical outcomes of SEA in all patients with SEA treated in our hospital's neurosurgical service from 2004 to 2008. For each patient, we recorded the medical history, comorbidities, focus of infection,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was twofold: to assess psychological functioning, interactional competencies, and sleep patterns in children and adolescents with cleft lip and palate (CLP), and to compare these results with those from age- and gender-matched controls. It was hypothesized that participants with CLP would exhibit greater difficulties in(More)
Three-dimensional capture of the surface of soft tissue is a desirable support for documentation and therapy planning in plastic and reconstructive surgery concerning the complex anatomy of the face, particularly cleft lip and palate (CLP). Different scanning systems are used for capturing facial surfaces. These systems are mostly based on a static linear(More)
INTRODUCTION Microvascular surgery following tumour resection has become an important field of oral maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). This paper aims to evaluate current microsurgical practice in Europe. METHODS The questionnaire of the DOESAK collaborative group for Microsurgical Reconstruction was translated into English, transformed into an online based(More)
BACKGROUND Cleft lip and cleft palate are increasingly being detected by prenatal ultrasound, which raises the opportunity of using the patient's own osteogenicity from umbilical cord mesenchymal cells for bony repair. The authors address the growth of the cells under a fully defined and regulated protocol. METHODS Wharton jelly-derived mesenchymal(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacterial cultures from nontraumatic brain abscesses (BAs) frequently contain oral bacteria. We assessed bacterial cultures from BAs and oral infective sources for a bacterial match. STUDY DESIGN Bacterial samples from brain abscesses and oral abscesses, and at sites with probing depths >or=3.5 mm were taken from 11 nontraumatic BA patients and(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic events during early infancy might damage infants' psychobiological functioning, such as sleep and cortisol secretion. Infants born with orofacial clefts (OFCs) undergo functional, anatomical, and aesthetic surgery. The aim of the present study was to determine whether infants with OFC and undergoing OFC surgery show deteriorated sleep(More)