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Tubulization as an alternative to autologous nerve grafting successfully bridges relatively short nerve gaps. Digital nerve lesions are ideal for clinical outcome studies, but only a few data have been published so far. We are presenting our clinical experiences based on a review of the outcome and techniques in the current literature. Fifteen digital nerve(More)
Little data are available concerning conduit repair of digital nerve lesions. We are presenting a prospective two-center cohort study on digital nerve reconstruction with collagen nerve conduits. The data are put into the context of a comprehensive review of existing literature. Over a period of 3 years, all consecutive digital nerve lesions that could not(More)
BACKGROUND Free tissue transfer (FTT) represents a clinical model to measure ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). This study was conducted to detect substances relevant for IRI after FTT. METHODS Eighteen patients underwent lower leg reconstruction with free myocutaneous latissimus dorsi muscles and were monitored clinically and by microdialysis technique.(More)
Hibernoma is an uncommon benign fatty tumor that arises from the vestiges of fetal brown fat. We present a case report of a hibernoma of the back in a symptomatic 42-year-old man and describe the important clinical, histopathologic, and imaging findings. Computed tomography shows a well-defined hypodense mass with septations. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Human adipose-derived stroma cells (ADSCs) have successfully been employed in explorative therapeutic studies. Current evidence suggests that ADSCs are unevenly distributed in subcutaneous adipose tissue; therefore, the anatomical origin of ADSCs may influence clinical outcomes. This study was designed to investigate proliferation and differentiation(More)
INTRODUCTION In-hospital hypernatremia develops usually iatrogenically from inadequate or inappropriate fluid prescription. In severely burned patient an extensive initial fluid resuscitation is necessary for burn shock survival. After recovering of cellular integrity the circulating volume has to be normalized. Hereby extensive water and electrolyte shifts(More)
Rhabdomyolysis (RML) is a precarious complication in severely burned patients and the principal treatment goal is prevention of acute renal failure (ARF). This 10-year retrospective study analyses the causes for RML in severely burned patients and evaluates treatment algorithms. Eight of 714 patients (1%) were diagnosed with RML. Percentage TBSA burn was 25(More)
Patients with peripheral nerve injuries, especially severe injury, often face poor nerve regeneration and incomplete functional recovery, even after surgical nerve repair. This review summarizes treatment options of peripheral nerve injuries with current techniques and concepts and reviews developments in research and clinical application of these therapies.
Nerve injuries are common in trauma surgery and appear more frequently if the upper extremity is affected. The aim of this study is to estimate possible predictors of the outcome after nerve injury of the upper extremity and to demonstrate feasible tools to follow up postoperative nerve regeneration for the daily clinical practice. During January 2000 until(More)
Heterotopic ossifications in peri-articular tissue can appear after severe head injury, spinal trauma or local joint trauma. Following extensive burns, heterotopic ossifications are a rare, but severe complication with an unknown pathogenesis. In a retrospective analysis of 672 patients who were treated in our burn center over the last 10 years we(More)