Carsten Riedel

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Background: Previous studies have documented an increase in intracranial pressure with abdominal insufflation, but the mechanism has not been explained. Methods: Nine 30–35-kg domestic pigs underwent carbon dioxide insufflation at 1.5 l/min. Intracranial pressure (ICP), lumbar spinal pressure (LP), central venous pressure (CVP), inferior vena cava pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of this work was to investigate the relationship between microsatellite instability (MSI), treatment response and survival in palliative patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) undergoing first-line treatment with weekly 24-hour infusion (24-h inf.) of high-dose 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and folinic acid (FA). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The use of new endoscopic techniques to conduct a thoracic discectomy is presented. The development of these endoscopic techniques through live porcine and cadaver models are outlined. It is concluded that the use of multiple ports for the endoscopie approach to the thoracic spine provides an exposure to the anterior and lateral spinal theca that is equal(More)
Transcardiopulmonary thermodilution (TPTD, SVTD) as well as calibrated (SVPC CAL) and uncalibrated (SVPC UNCAL) arterial pulse contour analysis (PC) are increasingly promoted as less-invasive technologies to measure stroke volume (SV) but their reliability in aortic valve disease was unknown. The objective of this prospective study was to investigate the(More)
Connective tissue turnover plays a prominent role in tumour growth and metastasis. We followed serum levels of seven connective tissue parameters in 37 patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver prior to and during chemotherapy. Serum samples with episodes of tumour control (n=112) showed an increase of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)(More)
BACKGROUND A weekly continuous 24-hour infusion therapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and calcium - folinic acid (CA-FA) was shown to be an effective first-line treatment in advanced metastatic colorectal cancer. Sodium - folinic acid (S-FA) is a new formulation which, in contrast to CA-FA allows the simultaneous i.v. administration in combination with 5-FU in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant treatment comprising weekly high-dose 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as a 24-hour infusion, folinic acid (FA) and biweekly oxaliplatin (L-OHP), followed by metastatic resection in patients with primarily resectable liver metastases of colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS 20 patients with primarily(More)
BACKGROUND There have been contradictory reports on the benefit of CEA and CA 19-9 measurements in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer using palliative chemotherapy. The object of this study was to examine the diagnostic accuracy of monitoring of palliative chemotherapy by means of CEA and CA 19-9. PATIENTS AND METHODS The tumour markers CEA and CA(More)
BACKGROUND In palliative first-line treatment of colorectal cancer, the secondary resection of distant metastases after downstaging has constantly gained in importance. The objective of this prospective study was to examine the tumor response rate, the toxicity, the median survival time and the prognostic impact of metastatic resection after downstaging of(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) are thought to play critical roles in vascular remodeling after injury, with tPA mediating intravascular clot lysis and uPA modulating cell migration within the vessel wall. In human vascular disease, however, thrombus organization and neointimal formation are(More)