Clarisa C. Hammer

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Modified natural-cycle IVF has a lower pregnancy rate per started cycle as compared with IVF with ovarian stimulation due to, for example, premature ovulation. Indometacin administered before ovulation prevents follicle rupture. Therefore, addition of indometacin may improve the effectiveness of modified natural-cycle IVF. This double-blind, randomized,(More)
Allogeneic transplantation of human cancellous and cortical bone is a controversially discussed concept in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Biological and immunological arguments support transplantation of autologous material whenever this is technically possible. On the other hand, synthetic alloplastic materials for bone substitution are available free of(More)
The use of bone allografts is often essential in orthopedic surgery. Strict donor screening, including HIV testing 3 months postoperatively, is mandatory before a transplant may be used. Yet these measures do not definitely rule out the possibility of HIV transmission, as there is a window period before infection is revealed by blood testing. Accordingly,(More)
Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy is becoming the procedure of choice for kidney procurement. In the course of 172 laparoscopic procurements, degloving of the renal capsule, a rare complication believed to be related to the method of extraction of the kidney, was encountered in 2 patients (1.2%). The complication was noted after revascularization of the(More)
Background. Adult patients with urethral stricture after childhood hypospadias surgeries are infrequently discussed in the literature. We report our experience in treating such patients. Materials and Methods. A retrospective chart review was performed. From 2002 through 2007, nine consecutive adult patients who had current urethral stricture and had(More)
AIM To determine the counterregulatory hormonal responses to severe hypoglycaemia (SH) in type 1 versus insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients under everyday conditions. METHODS Counterregulatory hormones were determined in 28 consecutive type 1 and thirteen insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients (age 54 +/- 18 vs. 75 +/- 13 yrs; diabetes duration 27(More)
Following diagnosis of breast cancer, patients undergo assessment for local and systemic treatment. Establishing a relationship and communication with the patient is critical to this assessment, as are history-taking, clinical breast examination, review of imaging studies, and interactive discussion with the patient of treatment options and possible breast(More)
PURPOSE Nonoperative treatment of serious renal injuries has been advocated and yet to our knowledge the optimum level of operative treatment has not been established to date. We report a unique data set, in which patients with severe renal injuries were treated with an ultraconservative nonoperative approach during a period when urological consultation was(More)