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Die operative Stabilisierung der distalen Radiusfraktur ist aufgrund dorsaler Trümmerzonen und osteoporotischer Knochenqualität häufig mit dem Problem des sekundären Korrekturverlustes behaftet. Die dorsale Plattenosteosynthese erlaubt zwar eine gute Abstützung, allerdings ist die Orientierung hinsichtlich der Reposition schwierig und nicht selten eine(More)
PURPOSE To study the in vivo response of mononuclear phagocytes (i.e., dendritic cells [DCs] and macrophages [MPhis]) in the posterior eye segment after laser-induced injury, and to gain a better understanding of the role of these cells in inflammatory eye disease. METHODS CX(3)CR1(GFP/+) knockin mice were used, in which DCs, MPhis, and microglia cells(More)
Internal fixation of distal radius fractures often shows the problem of secondary dislocation due to dorsal comminution and osteoporosis. Although dorsal plating systems provide good stabilization, the intraoperative control of reduction is difficult in the comminuted area with high incidence for the need of cancellous bone graft. Occurrence of extensor(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, new prognostic models (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease [MELD model] and Emory score) were proposed for the prediction of survival in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) patients. Although the MELD model is considered to be superior and has consecutively been applied to priority listing for liver transplantation, these(More)
To review current knowledge of key pathogenetic pathways in age-related macular disease (AMD). Experimental evidence and clinical observations are reviewed. A number of common downstream pathophysiologic pathways appear to be relevant in AMD manifestations irrespective of primary heterogeneous etiologies. These include sequelae of oxidative damage, retinal(More)
The complex anatomy of invaginated teeth make their root canal treatment difficult. Moreover, this treatment may compromise the future of the tooth if it is destined to support a post-retained coronal restoration. This case reports the successful surgical root canal treatment of an invaginated tooth using a retrograde filling with gutta-percha. After(More)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) represents a fast and noninvasive examination technique that generates two-dimensional sections of the posterior pole in vivo. Although this method is now widely applied in the diagnosis of various heterogeneous macular diseases, its role in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is less well established. OCT(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Kidney function and portal pressure have prognostic relevance in nonshunted patients with cirrhosis. Since insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) reduces portal pressure and may improve the renal function, the aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic role of renal impairment and portal(More)
BACKGROUND Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) originates from age- and disease-dependent accumulation of lipofuscin in the lysosomal compartment of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). FAF imaging is a noninvasive method to detect intrinsic RPE fluorescence in vivo. We describe features of a novel confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope (cSLO) for FAF imaging(More)
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has become the leading cause for severe visual loss in all industrialized nations. Surgical excision of choroidal neovascularizations (CNV) is technically feasible but invariably associated with inadvertent removal of corresponding retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and subsequent atrophy of the(More)