Ellen Spies

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of intravitreal treatment with bevacizumab (IVB) compared with triamcinolone (IVT) in patients with macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) depending on the duration of BRVO. METHODS A total of 65 BRVO patients were divided into 2 subgroups: group 1 with early treatment (≤ 3(More)
BACKGROUND In preparation for a study of the pharmacokinetics and elimination of propofol, a frequently used intravenous narcotic, we sought for a simple but accurate method for determining the drug in biological fluids from various mammalian species. MATERIALS AND METHODS We established an isocratic high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assay(More)
STUDY DESIGN A report of three cases of pyogenic osteomyelitis of the occipitocervical junction. OBJECTIVE To describe the conservative management of pyogenic osteomyelitis of the occipitocervical junction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The therapeutic approach to inflammation of the upper cervical spine is controversial. METHODS Pyogenic osteomyelitis(More)
We report diagnostic procedures and conservative therapy of eight patients suffering from unspecific bacterial cervical spondylitis. In three cases an infection of the craniocervical junction occurred. In addition to the clinical examination the diagnosis was made by the help of a serological examination, conventional radiographs, radioisotopes scannings(More)
BACKGROUND Prilocaine, a local anesthetic of the amide type, is frequently applied in substantial doses during tumescent liposuction. Although it cannot be excluded that the subcutaneously infiltrated narcotic may enter the circulation and trigger adverse systemic reactions, prilocaine plasma levels have rarely been measured during routine tumescent(More)
Stereotactic cysto-ventricular shunting in three patients with congenital (subependymal cyst of the 3rd ventricle, subependymal cyst of foramen of Monroi, cyst of cavum septi pellucidi) is dealt with in this paper. The first operation was performed in May 1992 and the latest, being considered in this paper, in January 1993. All patients were admitted to our(More)
Stereotactic cysto-ventricular shunting in three patients with congenital (subependymal cyst of the 3rd ventricle, subependymal cyst of the foramen of Monro, cyst of cavum septi pellucidi) and in a female patient with a large cystic suprasellar craniopharyngeoma is dealt with in this paper. The first operation was performed in May 1992 and the latest, being(More)
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