Claudia Bruns

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OBJECTIVE To determine the viral diagnosis and the outcome of eyes with acute retinal necrosis (ARN) treated with intravenous acyclovir and oral prednisolone alone or combined with early vitrectomy and intravitreal acyclovir lavage. DESIGN Nonrandomized, retrospective, interventional, comparative, consecutive series. PARTICIPANTS A cohort of 27 human(More)
This 24-months, placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised, group comparison study investigated the effect of acarbose vs placebo for improving metabolic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes under dietary training insufficiently controlled by diet alone. Patients randomised to acarbose had their dose increased in a stepwise manner to week 5. From week(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest a role for somatostatin in the medical treatment of hyperparathyroidism. In a prospective, randomized, controlled, triple blinded clinical trial in patients with primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, we evaluated the response of biochemical parameters relevant in hyperparathyroidism to the somatostatin analog(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the predictive value of positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) imaging in comparison to AGO-scoring in patients planned for cytoreductive surgery in recurrent ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS 33 patients who had received a PET-CT for suspicion of recurrent ovarian cancer between 12/2003 and 08/2007 were included(More)
An outbreak of hepatitis A was observed in a shelter for the homeless in Vienna with about 200 inhabitants. Twenty-two cases occurred within a period of 6 months. The outbreak could not be brought under control by measures of general hygiene. However, after the administration of hepatitis A immunoglobulin (120 IU/ml), at a dosage of 0.05 ml/kg body weight,(More)
Since 1978 the stapled colonic anastomosis belongs to the technical standard in surgery of the rectosigmoid. It is followed by an extension of indications for sphincter-preserving excisional treatment. The main advantages of the mechanical suturing are the shortening of operation time as well as the practical and easy management, especially when the(More)
Because of the increase of travels to tropical countries the physician in Germany is more often confronted with parasitic tropical diseases. In an apparently routine case a 28 year old patient suffered from infected stitches of the scalp, caused by an unknown insect, after returning from Sri Lanka. Four larvae of Dermatobia hominis, which causes the(More)
Somatostatin (SRIF) is effective in the nonoperative management of a variety endocrine tumors. A potential role of SRIF for treatment of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) has been suggested. In a controlled, prospective, triple-blinded, randomized clinical trial, the somatostatin analogue octreotide (SMS 201-995, Sandostatin) was evaluated in(More)
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