Cristine Kruse

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To examine the influence of intra- and postoperative blood loss and operative trauma on erythropoietin (EPO) production we studied patients undergoing endoprosthetic surgery of the hip. Immunoreactive plasma EPO was determined in ten patients (seven male, three female, aged 39-68 years), undergoing surgery for hip arthroplasty (n = 8) or revision hip(More)
A reclassification study based on the W.H.O. nomenclature was made of 255 testicular germ cell tumours examined in the Department of Pathology of the District Hospital Schwerin between 1958 and 1985. Thereby some cases of bilateral and familial occurrence were found. 4 cases (1.6%) with bilateral tumours were observed. Only in one of the four cases both(More)
The relation between the yellow color of the skin, as read by the Minolta jaundice meter, and total bilirubin concentration, was compared in two groups of newborn infants suspected of having hyperbilirubinemia, but otherwise well. The study group comprised 73 neonates, icteric at the time of discharge from the nursery, and who were seen in the outpatient(More)
Report about 155 cases of germ cell tumors observed at the department of pathology of the district hospital Schwerin, GDR, from 1958 to 1979 in orchiectomy specimens (146 cases) and in autopsies (9 cases; primary diagnosis at autopsy). The reclassification of the tumors according to WHO-Classification resulted in orchiectomy specimens 54 seminomas (37%), 18(More)
Portal vein thrombosis is observed in up to 10% of liver transplant candidates, hindering execution of the procedure. A dilated gastric vein is an alternative to portal vein reconstruction and decompression of splanchnic bed. We present two cases of patients with portal cavernoma and dilated left gastric vein draining splanchnic bed who underwent liver(More)
An osseous plasmocytoma was masked by an excessive tumor-like deposit of amyloid to such an extent that the primary disease was only diagnosed after histological examination of autopsy material from a 62 year old woman. The 20 cm in diameter tumor originated from the manubrium sterni. Other tumors were found in the ribs, right clavicle, thoracic and lumbal(More)
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