Edda Fischer

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BACKGROUND In numerous studies the 308-nm excimer laser has been described as an effective therapy method for localized vitiligo. Our experience and critical evaluation of the relevant literature lead to a less enthusiastic endorsement. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 9 patients with localized vitiligo were evaluated in our retrospective study. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the platelet aggregation and releasable platelet ATP in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis (n = 10) and primary biliary cirrhosis (n = 10). In patients with liver disease a significant decrease was found in both adenosine diphosphate-induced aggregation (P less than 0.01) and collagen-induced aggregation (P less than(More)
BACKGROUND The increase in the number of laser treatments has led to an increase in the number of therapy-related adverse effects. Herein we report a case in which long-term adverse effects occurred after periorbital laser treatment of a treatment-resistant port-wine stain using a long-pulsed alexandrite laser without protective eyewear. OBSERVATIONS A(More)
Radiotracer scintigraphy has been commonly used in this country to confirm and document the clinical diagnosis of brain death. Whether the presence of radiotracer activity in the region of sagittal venous sinus (SVS) represents actual blood flow to the brain in the absence of demonstrable cerebral arterial flow remains a controversial issue. Our(More)
Mean platelet volume (MPV) and count (PLT) were assessed in patients with moderately affected liver function. PLT was significantly decreased in patients with liver disease (197 X 10(9)l-1 +/- 87 (SD), no. = 79) compared with that of controls (273 X 10(9)l-1 +/- 53 (SD), no. = 37, P less than 0.001). MPV in patients with liver disease (9.25 +/- 1.14 fl) was(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the difference in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) performed with normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and CABG supported with the intracardiac microaxial pump (ICP, Impella, Aachen, Germany). METHODS A prospective randomized study was conducted in seven centers. The study population consists of 199 patients undergoing(More)