Clemens Lottersberger

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Our objective was to develop and evaluate a non-invasive device for rigid immobilisation during extremity angiography. The patented BodyFix immobilisation device (Medical Intelligence, Schwabmünchen, Germany) consists of a vacuum pump connected to special cushions and a plastic foil that covers the body part to be immobilised. First, the patient's extremity(More)
BACKGROUND Major pelvic trauma results in high mortality. No standard technique to control pelvic hemorrhage has been identified. METHODS In this retrospective study, the clinical course of hemodynamically instable trauma patients with pelvic fractures treated according to an institutional algorithm focusing on basic radiologic diagnostics, external(More)
OBJECTIVE To prove the reliable assessment of artificial partial tendon lesions in cadavers. METHODS The tendon of the tibialis anterior muscle was cut twice (transversely, not standardized depths) along its dorsal surface. The dimensions were measured by using a 10-MHz linear probe and a gliding caliper. The lesions were classified as type A tears (<60%;(More)
OBJECTIVES Elucidation of the mechanisms of the previously shown growth-inhibitory action of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) on Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) cells and the role of the luteinizing hormone/hCG receptor (hCGR). DESIGN AND METHODS Analysis of KS tissues and cultured spindle-type KS cells for the presence of the hCGR using 125I-hCG binding and(More)
PURPOSE This study describes several cases of endovascular coil embolization of the proximal internal mammary artery injured by blind approach to the subclavian vein for central venous catheter or pacemaker lead insertion. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of five patients with iatrogenic arterial lesions of the internal mammary(More)
A previously established map of the surface epitopes of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) served as template for the present study in which we investigated the antigenic surfaces of two glycosylation variants of hCG, i.e. desialylated hCG (asialo-hCG) and deglycosylated hCG (degly-hCG). This map allocates five epitopes to the alpha subunit, five to the(More)
OBJECTIVES Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and hCG variants are of high clinical importance for the diagnosis of pregnancy, monitoring of abnormal and ectopic pregnancies, testing for Down's syndrome or monitoring therapy of hCG-secreting malignancies. In serum and urine, hCG appears in microheterogeneous isoforms with respect to protein backbone(More)
On the surface of free human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), we can distinguish with our panel of monoclonal antibodies (MCA) 14 topographically distinct epitopes (designated alpha 1 - alpha 5, beta 1 - beta 5, alpha beta 1 - alpha beta 4, depending on the subunit they are attached to). Only 2, i.e. the adjacent beta 3 and beta 5 epitopes, of these 14 are(More)
The emergence of a sudden, global, and fully reversible amnestic state during an intracarotid amobarbital procedure (IAP) performed in a patient with a right temporal tumor is described. Forms of amnesia during the IAP are discussed, and it is argued that because of its appearance, the associated behavioral abnormalities, and EEG findings, this state was a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of study was to compare patient dose applying singleslice- and multislice-spiral CT. METHODS The examinations were performed with a singleslice-spiral CT (Highspeed Advantage; GE Medical Systems; Milwaukee, USA) and with a multislice CT systems (LightSpeed QX/i GE Medical Systems; Milwaukee, USA). For the determination of the radiation(More)