Christian B Frank

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BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to examine PHTLS Provider courses in Germany and to proof the assumption that formation of physicians and paramedics in prehospital trauma care can be optimized. METHODS PHTLS participants were asked to fill out standardized questionnaires during their course preparation and directly after the course. There were some(More)
BACKGROUND The training of medical school students at the University of Heidelberg seems to be improvable regarding prehospital trauma treatment compared to an established anaesthesiology-based training for medical emergencies. This study addresses the current situation and possibilities for advancing this training. MATERIAL AND METHODS A baseline was set(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle non-unions can occur after both conservative and operative treatment failure. Here, we investigated the outcome of patients with delayed fracture healing or non-unions of the clavicle. Patients underwent revision surgery by plate osteosynthesis of the clavicle with or without bone grafting. Our aim was to determine rates of bone healing(More)
AIM this study analyzed factors influencing prosthetic hip function after total hip replacement surgery (THR) including the initial acetabular fracture type, patient age, and the acetabular reconstruction component. MATERIAL AND METHOD a total of 45 patients with secondary arthritis due to acetabular fracture and THR were prospectively selected from our(More)
Pseudogout is frequently seen in painful arthritis of larger joints, especially the knees and shoulders. This case report describes a rare clinical entity of soft-tissue calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease surrounding the second metatarsal bone of an 81-year-old man with moderate painful swelling of the right forefoot for 2 years.(More)
Emergency response management and rescue operations concerning the railway network in Germany need special attention and implementation in several ways. The emergency response concerning the German national railway network managed by Deutsche Bahn AG is subject to various rules and regulations which have to be followed precisely. Only by following these(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The application of a cervical collar is a standard procedure in trauma patients in emergency medicine. It is often observed that cervical collars are applied incorrectly, resulting in reduced immobilization of the cervical spine. The objective of this study was to analyze the practical skills of trained professional rescue personnel(More)
AIM Delayed fracture healing and non-unions of the femoral neck after lag screw osteosynthesis occur particularly in multiply injured young patients, and then surgical revision is often required. Currently no evidence-based treatment guidelines exist and therapeutic options include both hip arthroplasties and femoral head-maintaining operations. Here we(More)
INTRODUCTION It is unknown whether intraoperative subcutaneous wound closing culture samples (WCCS) are useful to predict periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). METHOD Here we prospectively followed 167 out of a total of 175 consecutive patients with primary total hip (THR) or knee replacement (TKR) between 01/2002 and 12/2002 for a mean follow-up period(More)
OBJECTIVE Serious lower extremity injuries sometimes warrant emergency amputation. The goal of amputation in polytrauma patients is to increase chances of survival, while the goal of amputation in a single limb injury is to prevent further complications, e.g., infection, septic shock. INDICATIONS Rescue from life-threatening lower extremity bleeding in a(More)