Britta Wolff

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BACKGROUND Allogeneic blood transfusion is associated with an increased frequency of postoperative infection. We studied whether such events can be avoided by the intraoperative and postoperative use of leucocyte-depleted blood. METHODS 589 consecutive patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgery were randomised to receive buffy-coat poor (n = 299)(More)
BACKGROUND The best way to manage restenosis in patients who have previously received a drug-eluting stent is unknown. We investigated the efficacy of paclitaxel-eluting balloons (PEB), paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES), and balloon angioplasty in these patients. METHODS In this randomised, open-label trial, we enrolled patients older than 18 years with(More)
PURPOSE Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A), produced by Clostridium botulinum, is a potent neurotoxin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of BTX-A for treatment of anismus. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients treated with BTX-A for anismus were evaluated. Eligibility criteria included a history of chronic assisted evacuation (laxatives,(More)
One hundred patients scheduled for elective colo-rectal cancer surgery, and with a preoperative haemoglobin level < or = 8.5 mmol/l were included. Eighty-one patients could be evaluated. Thirty-eight patients received r-HuEPO in a dose of 300 IU/kg body weight on day four before surgery and 150 IU/kg, daily, for the following seven days, and 43 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Vesico-ureteral reimplantations (VUR) for adults are complex procedures, often practicing for distal ureteral lesions. Our goal was to synthesis the main indications for VUR, different techniques and their functional outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS A literature review in English by Medline, Embase and Google scholar was performed using the(More)
During a period of two months, 37 patients with permanent indwelling bladder catheters on account of incontinence of urine/retention were requested to register the inconveniences connected with the treatment. Despite the necessity of catheter changes more frequently than originally planned, urinary infection and altered sexual behaviour, the majority of(More)
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