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OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive value of early serum levels of S100B and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in traumatic brain injury. METHODS Sixty patients admitted within 24 h of trauma were included. Neurological status on admission (Glasgow Coma Scale), initial cranial computed tomography (CCT) studies (Marshall Computed Tomographic(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding is a major concern in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), as it may impede surgical progress and is often associated with complications. To improve the study and management of intraoperative bleeding, a standardized method of recording bleeding during ESS is needed. The aim of this study was to develop a standardized method of documenting(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Evaluation of the impact of continuously topically released dexamethasone using a drug-releasing stent on quality of regenerated mucosa after full thickness injury in the paranasal sinuses. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, controlled, randomized, double-blinded animal study. METHODS Nineteen New Zealand white rabbits were subjected to(More)
BACKGROUND This study is an evaluation of wound healing in an animal model for surgery of frontal sinusitis and treatment effect of topically released dexamethasone using a drug-releasing stent with special emphasis of osteoneogenesis. METHODS A prospective, controlled, randomized, double-blinded animal study was performed. Nineteen New Zealand white(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that early changes in S-100B levels after cardiac surgery are nonspecific and mostly reflect damage to tissues outside the brain rather than ischemic brain damage. METHODS We measured serum levels of S-100B at several times perioperatively in 21 patients undergoing cardiac surgery. In addition, we measured levels of neuron(More)
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