Bettina Hartmann

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS  Buried bumper syndrome is an infrequent complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) that can result in tube dysfunction, gastric perforation, bleeding, peritonitis or death. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of different PEG tube removal methods in the management of buried bumper syndrome in a large(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for the palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction in patients with and without peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 62 patients who underwent SEMS placement for treatment of malignant gastroduodenal obstruction at our hospital over a(More)
AIMS To assess differences in demographics, treatment and outcome of lean (LD) compared to overweight and obese people with diabetes clinically classified as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS We combined data from the German DIVE (Diabetes Versorgungs-Evaluation) and DPV (Diabetes-Patienten-Verlaufsdokumentation) databases to produce(More)
Hintergrund: Der Typ-I-Diabetes mellitus ist in der Regel eine autoimmun mediierte Erkrankung. Folgeerkrankungen des Diabetes sind nach langer Krankheitsdauer häufig. Dagegen sind weitere autoimmun mediierte Erkrankungen mit anderen Zielorganen deutlich seltener. Es findet sich aber eine häufigere Assoziation mit weiteren Autoimmunerkrankungen als in der(More)
AIMS A major proportion of patients with diabetic foot syndrome are older than 65 years. Little is known about outcomes of these elderly patients. METHODS We analysed 245 treatment cases in an observational single-centre study for comorbidities and outcomes over a 6-month period. RESULTS In all, 122 patients had peripheral arterial disease which was(More)
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