Dirk Uphus

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OBJECTIVE A deficit is suspected in the manual documentation of adverse events in quality assurance programs in anesthesiology. In order to verify and quantify this, we retrospectively compared the incidence of manually recorded perioperative adverse events with automatically detected events. METHODS In 1998, data of all anesthetic procedures, including(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary resection is associated with considerable risk of infection, so antibiotic prophylaxis has become routine practice in pulmonary operations. We studied two standard flash antibiotic prophylaxis regimens and matched them to preoperatively acquired microorganisms. METHODS In 120 patients scheduled for elective pulmonary resection,(More)
INTRODUCTION Rising cost pressure due to the implementation of the DRG-System and quality assurance lead to an increased use of therapy standards and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in intensive care medicine. The intention of the German Scientific Society supported project "OLGA" (Online Guideline Assist) is to develop a prototype of a knowledge based(More)
UNLABELLED Cost control is no longer an option, but a necessity. Propofol anaesthesia is expensive, however, the true differences in comparison to volatile anaesthetics (isoflurane) are not known. METHODS Sixty patients undergoing either thyroidectomy (n = 30) or laparoscopic cholecystectomy (n = 30) were randomly divided into 3 groups of 20 patients. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary resection may be associated with considerable alterations of the cardiorespiratory system. The ideal anesthetic regimen for these patients is not yet definitely determined. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Single-institutional, clinical investigation in a thoracic anesthesia department of a university hospital. (More)
Several vasoactive substances are responsible for control of the circulation. During lung surgery these substances may be influenced either by the technique of anaesthesia or by altered production and elimination. We have studied plasma concentrations of important regulators of the circulation in patients undergoing lobectomy using two different regimens:(More)
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