Christian A. Bang

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In female Wistar rats the mechanical strength development of the wound between a skin graft and the neighbouring intact skin (graft wound) was compared with that of ordinary incisional wounds after 4, 7, 14 and 21 days of healing. In one group of rats a 35 x 20 mm skin graft including the subcutaneous muscle was raised and replaced in situ on the left side(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity and type 2 diabetes increase the risk of atherosclerosis. It is unknown to what extent this reflects direct effects on the arterial wall or secondary effects of hyperlipidaemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The effect of obesity and type 2 diabetes on the development of atherosclerosis and inflammation, in the absence or presence of(More)
Chronic renal failure markedly accelerates atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice. To study the putative role of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) in development of uremic atherosclerosis, apoE(-/-) mice received intraperitoneal injections thrice weekly of a neutralizing murine RAGE-antibody (RAGE-ab) (n=21) or an(More)
Two embryologically and histologically distinct layers of the subcutaneous adipose tissue were treated individually by different modalities. The authors performed ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty at the superficial layer and traditional suction-assisted lipectomy in the deep subcutaneous tissue. The ultrasound procedure allowed tissue-specific destruction of(More)
BACKGROUND New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) is reported to increase the risk of death in myocardial infarction (MI) patients. However, previous studies have reported conflicting results and no data exist to explain the underlying cause of higher death rates in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS All patients with first acute MI between 1997 and 2009 in(More)
We report the use of anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALTF) from previously burned skin for reconstruction of burn cervical contracture. At the time of treatment, there are no reports of the use of perforator flaps from previously burned skin. We have used this technique and feel that it might be an option to consider in view of the fact that massively(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of growth hormone on compromised wound healing in a model without exogenously applied metabolic disturbances, e.g., diabetes mellitus. Female Wistar rats were injected with biosynthetic human growth hormone (b-hGH) at 2.0, 4.0, 8.0, and 16.0 mg/kg/day from 7 days before operation to 7 days after. Controls(More)
Wild-type mice normally do not develop atherosclerosis, unless fed cholic acid. Uremia is proinflammatory and increases atherosclerosis 6- to 10-fold in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. This study examined the effect of uremia on lipoproteins, vascular inflammation, and atherosclerosis in wild-type C57BL/6J mice. Uremia was induced by nephrectomy (NX) and(More)
BACKGROUND Few reports have compared reconstructive outcomes of primary versus secondary mandibular reconstruction. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on 149 patients following primary (n = 110) and secondary reconstruction (n = 39). RESULTS There was no statistically significant difference in patient demographics between the 2 groups.(More)
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