Bert Reichert

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A new telerobotic arm was evaluated in different microsurgical procedures. The system consisted of a robotic arm bearing a microsurgical forceps controlled by a joystick-like master unit operated by the surgeon's hand. The robotic arm functioned as an operating as well as assisting instrument. Advantages of the system were its precise functioning, which was(More)
INTRODUCTION Expansion of the donor pool by the use of grafts with extended donor criteria reduces waiting list mortality with an increased risk for graft and patient survival after liver transplantation. The ability of the number of fulfilled extended donor criteria as currently defined by the German Medical Association (BÄK-Score) to predict early outcome(More)
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare vasoproliferative lesion of uncertain aetiology, involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The predilection of the tumour-like lesion is for the head and neck region. Radical surgical excision is still regarded as the most effective treatment. We present the case of a 33-year-old female with(More)
The authors' experience indicates that good functional results are achievable in cases with wide resection of the knee extensor mechanism. They report a low-grade myxoid fibrosarcoma patient in whom a one-stage functional reconstruction was carried out by transfer of a free latissimus dorsi flap without secondary surgical procedures.
BACKGROUND Although it was initially assumed that erythropoietin (EPO) was a hormone that only affected erythropoiesis, it has now been proposed that EPO plays an additional key role in the regulation of acute and chronic tissue damage. METHODS/DESIGN This is a large, prospective, randomized, double-blind, multi-center study, funded by the German Federal(More)
BACKGROUND Injections of single-dose vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)(165) have been advocated as a therapeutic tool for angiogenesis in ischemic flaps. We challenged this thesis by employing both VEGF(165) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) (for competitive inhibition of VEGF signal transduction) in different experimental(More)
BACKGROUND In avulsion-type injuries of the fingers recovery of blood circulation is one of the major obstacles. The indication for finger reconstruction is discussed controversely, being influenced by the patient's needs, the degree of damage to the soft tissue and the prospects of success of the healing process. In this study we present our results after(More)
Retinol-binding protein, haptoglobin and ceruloplasmin were determined in the plasma of patients with colorectal carcinoma. The comparison with a control group shows that retinol-binding is significantly decreased in colorectal carcinoma and that haptoglobin and ceruloplasmin are significantly elevated. The ROC-curves of the three parameters, however,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide on the serum activities of gamma-Glutamyltransferase, Glutamate dehydrogenase and Glutamate pyruvate transaminase after bile duct obstruction in rats. The results showed that the increase of these enzyme activities after bile duct obstruction is further(More)