Dirk Kaiser

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The diagnostic value of flexible bronchoscopy in the pre-operative work-up of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) is still under debate among pneumologists, radiologists and thoracic surgeons. In a prospective observational manner, flexible bronchoscopy was routinely performed in 225 patients with SPN of unknown origin. Of the 225 patients, 80.5% had lung(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between estrogen and spatial ability tasks in women suffering from schizophrenia. For this purpose, a placebo-controlled, double-blind, three-time cross-over study using 17beta-estradiol combined with norethisterone acetate for replacement therapy and as an adjunct to a naturalistic maintenance(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of patients with limited metastatic lesions from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial; however, reports suggest that a subset of patients may benefit from complete resection including metastasectomy. METHODS Between 1997 and 2009, 99 patients underwent complete solitary synchronous NSCLC metastasis(More)
Surgical management of tuberculosis is uncommon in children. We report a case of a 14-month-old boy with miliary tuberculosis and recurrent pneumothorax due to cavities in the left lung. This boy had no previous medical history and was referred to our hospital for a severe pneumonia. Initial chest radiograph showed bilateral miliary pattern. Direct(More)
OBJECTIVES Surgery has been available for the treatment of mono-metastatic, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and promising overall survival was observed in some retrospective studies with selected patients. This study investigated whether the preoperative 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) scan(More)
Chylothorax originating in a patient with Schimmelpenning syndrome is rare and poses a problem in diagnosis and treatment. A 22-year-old male was admitted with dyspnea indicative of a large pleural chylous effusion. Besides conservative dietary treatment measures, the chylous effusion was drained (2,000 mL/day). Computed tomography-lymphography after(More)
Pneumocephalus can be seen after head injury with fracture of the skull-base or in cerebral neoplasm, infection, or after intracranial or spinal surgery. We report on a 69-year-old male patient with pneumocephalus after right-sided lobectomy and en bloc resection of the chest wall for non-small-cell lung cancer. Postoperatively, the patient showed a reduced(More)
Due to results of biomechanical examinations, the dorsal-ventral stabilization of thoracic spine and lumbar spine fractures is an acknowledged method. Different possible complications - among them life-threatening ones- of this method have been published already. We will discuss a complex case wherein an erosion of the aorta led to an acute hemorrhagic(More)
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