Christoph Amstutz

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Rebound tonometry (RT) is performed without anaesthesia with a hand held device. The primary aim was to compare RT with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) and to correlate with central corneal thickness (CCT). The secondary aim was to prove tolerability and practicability of RT under "study conditions" and "routine practice conditions." (More)
Die chirurgische Navigation hat sich als ein Verfahren bewährt, das minimal-invasives Vorgehen erlaubt und sehr präzise chirurgische Eingriffe sowie eine Reduzierung der Strahlenbelastung für Patient und Personal ermöglicht. Durchgesetzt haben sich die Fluoroskopie-basierten Navigationssysteme. Für bestimmte Beckeneingriffe sind jedoch die hohe Bildqualität(More)
BACKGROUND Bradykinin is believed to be the main mediator of symptoms in hereditary (HA) and acquired (AA) angio-oedema due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, as well as in angio-oedema that complicates treatment with inhibitors of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). Difficulties in the measurement of kinin concentrations, however, have so far precluded(More)
AIM The antihypertensive effect of renal denervation in hypertensive patients is partially explained by increased tubular natriuresis. To study the possible contribution of the kallikrein-kinin system (KKS) to this natriuretic effect in rats, we measured kallikrein activity (KA) and bradykinin concentrations (BK) in plasma and tissues. METHODS To measure(More)
Computer-aided surgery (CAS) allows for real-time intraoperative feedback resulting in increased accuracy, while reducing intraoperative radiation. CAS is especially useful for the treatment of certain pelvic ring fractures, which necessitate the precise placement of screws. Flouroscopy-based CAS modules have been developed for many orthopedic applications.(More)
The presence of constituents of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in ocular tissues and fluids suggests this system is involved in ocular physiology. Angiotensin II (AngII) is the main biological effector of the system, so we measured AngII in plasma and in aqueous humor of the anterior ocular chamber of patients undergoing cataract extraction. Untreated(More)