Elena Nemecek

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary metastasectomy when possible has become therapeutic standard in soft tissue sarcoma patients. However, published reports frequently describe mixed series of patients with bone or soft tissue sarcoma. We report the outcome of 46 soft tissue sarcoma (STS) patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy (PM). METHODS This current(More)
Calcifying tendinitis is a common condition of the shoulder. In many cases, arthroscopic reduction in the deposit is indicated. The localization of the deposit is sometimes challenging and time-consuming. Pre-operative ultrasound (US)-guided needle placement in the deposit and pre-operative US marking of the deposit at the skin with a ballpoint are(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate measurement of the tibiotalar alignment is important in radiographic outcome assessment of ankle arthrodesis (AA). In studies, various radiological methods have been used to measure the tibiotalar alignment leading to facultative misinterpretation of results. However, to our knowledge, no previous study has investigated the reliability(More)
Leakage is one of the major complications in gastrointestinal surgery. This preliminary study compared a new barbed absorbable thread for gastrointestinal sutures with monofil suture material in a cadaver model. In this study, mechanical experiments were performed in 20 recently deceased individuals. Incisions were made in the small intestine, colon, and(More)
The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of trabectedin treatment in patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in the routine clinical setting. Further, the type and frequency of systemic treatments before commencing treatment with trabectedin and after its discontinuation, as well as the frequency of pulmonary(More)
High pressure peaks might be a risk factor for the development of abdominal hernia. The course of abdominal pressure during extubation remains unclear. This preliminary study assessed the impact of two established extubation techniques. Twenty-four consecutive patients suffering from abdominal wall hernia with the indication for surgical treatment were(More)
UNLABELLED Extensor mechanism ruptures are rare injuries. Until now, only few reports of medium or long-term outcomes have been published. PURPOSE The objective of this study was to quantify differences in demographic data and complications referring to patients with either quadriceps tendon ruptures (QTR) or patellar tendon (PTR) ruptures and to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies indicate excellent results for cementless implants, controversy persists regarding its use in elderly patients. We determined to evaluate the outcome on patients aged over 80 years who were treated with cementless total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis of the hip. METHODS We assessed the data of 162(More)
During arthroscopy, the localization of calcific deposit in patients suffering from calcifying tendinitis can be demanding and time consuming, frequently using ionizing radiation. Intraoperative ultrasound has been recently promoted, facilitating deposit localization and reducing radiation dose. In this prospective, randomized, controlled and clinical(More)
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