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OBJECTIVE To develop an integrated approach for engineering craniofacial scaffolds and to demonstrate that these engineered scaffolds would have mechanical properties in the range of craniofacial tissue and support bone regeneration for craniofacial reconstruction. EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLE Scaffold architecture designed to achieve desired elasticity and(More)
The current study investigated the psychological and social problems of 46 patients with anorexia nervosa and 34 patients with bulimia who met the DSM III-criteria. Data were compared with 50 normal controls, using the "Fragebogen zur Sozialen Integration" (FSI, a German translation of the social adjustment scale-self report) and the Freiburger(More)
63 patients with Crohn's disease and 58 patients with ulcerative colitis were tested with the "Fragebogen zur sozialen Integration" (FSI, questionnaire of social adjustment), the "Freiburger Persönlichkeitsinventar" (FPI) and a semistandardized interview and were compared with surgical controls. Activity, course and symptoms of the disease were registered.(More)
Autogenic therapy courses for patient with psychosomatic psychoneurotic disorders show a high dropout rate. A study among 38 ambulant patients analysed factors of the patients have influence on their compliance. Generally the dropout group, independent of the diagnosis, shows less striking deviations. Under autogenic therapy the compliance-positive group(More)
The psychic characteristics of patients suffering from asthma bronchiale have mostly been investigated without considering the duration of the illness. So the question was if and in which way the duration of the disease influences the patient's psychic state. 61 asthmatics were examined by the FPI and by a structured interview. Two parallel groups with a(More)
30 patients with ulcerative colitis and 30 patients with Crohn's disease during remission were tested with the Freiburger Persönlichkeitsinventar (FPI) and standardized interview. There was no difference between both groups in the FPI, both were significantly less aggressive than controls. The patients with ulcerative colitis were more reserved and(More)
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