Franziska Kunz

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BACKGROUND Although obese patients are thought to be susceptible to postoperative pulmonary complications, there are only limited data on the relationship between obesity and lung volumes after surgery. We studied how surgery and obesity affect lung volumes measured by spirometry. METHODS We prospectively studied 161 patients having either breast surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE Unilateral positional plagiocephaly is the most common deformity of the head in infants. As part of a prospective controlled clinical study, the pathomorphology of the positional plagiocephaly in early infancy was examined. The goal was to use noninvasive three-dimensional (3D) imaging to generate, for the first time ever, a standard database of(More)
The present study analyses the exclusive use of absorbable suture material (Vicryl(®), Ethicon, Germany) in the fixation of transposed bone segments in craniofacial surgery without modification of the osteotomy design. Among 129 children up to 24 months of age, osteosynthesis was conducted exclusively with Vicryl(®) sutures. The stability of postoperative(More)
We report the case of a 65-year-old male patient who died from lethal Aspergillus fumigatus endomyocarditis and multiple cerebral septic emboli 6 months after cardiac transplantation. This complication developed 4 weeks after diagnosis of bilateral pulmonary aspergillosis, which was immediately treated by surgical removal and intravenous amphotericin B.(More)
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