Christoph Kerscher

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BACKGROUND During awake craniotomies, patients may either be awake for the entire duration of the surgical intervention (awake-awake-awake craniotomy, AAA) or initially sedated (asleep-awake-asleep craniotomy, SAS). OBJECTIVE To examine whether prior sedation in SAS may restrict brain mapping, we conducted neuropsychological tests in patients by means of(More)
Safe and effective cranial analgesia can be achieved by blocking the sensitive nerves of that region. These include the supraorbital nerve, the supratrochlear nerve, the zygomaticotemporal nerve, the auriculotemporal nerve and the greater and lesser occipital nerves which are accessible at typical and most proximal points. Preferably long acting local(More)
BACKGROUND Macroscopic cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy perfusion (HITHOC) is a new multimodal approach for selected patients with primary and secondary pleural tumors, which may provide the patient with better local tumor control and increased overall survival rate. METHODS We present a single-center study including 20(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using methyl aminolaevulinate (MAL) is an effective treatment for extensive actinic keratosis (AK). However, pain is a major side-effect of this therapy. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether scalp nerve blocks (group 1) provide adequate pain relief during MAL-PDT of the scalp and forehead in 32 men with baldness. (More)
Due to a huge increase in the implantation of ventricular assist devices (VAD) over the last few years and the enormous technical advances in functional safety, a growing number of patients with VAD are discharged from hospital, who are still considered to be severely ill. This results in an increased probability of these patients interacting with emergency(More)
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