Georg Singer

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OBJECTIVES This study focuses on the pattern of incidence, mechanisms, and circumstances of accident and injury in a series of pediatric patients who sustained dog bites. METHODS In our retrospective survey, the medical charts of all children who were younger than 17 years and sought medical attention after a dog bite between 1994 and 2003 were reviewed.(More)
Avulsion fractures of the ischial tuberosity are rare sports injuries typically occurring in young athletes. Their misdiagnosis may lead to chronic pain or disability. The aim of this study is to report a retrospective series of patients sustaining a fracture of the ischial tuberosity and to propose decision guidelines. The mechanism of accident, the(More)
It is widely known that people become better at an activity if they perform this activity long and often. Yet, the question is whether being active in related areas like communicating online, writing blog articles or commenting on community forums have an impact on a person’s ability to perform Web searches, is still unanswered. Web searching has become a(More)
Hepatic microvascular dysfunction is a critical event in the development of liver failure during sepsis. Activated blood cells and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of sepsis. Intravital-videomicroscopy was used to determine whether RONS contribute to the recruitment of leukocytes/platelets in the hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND Dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint are rare injuries caused by massive forces applied to the joint. A high rate of complications has been reported following this injury emphasizing the importance of an accurate diagnosis and therapy. METHODS We report a series of patients with chronic anterior or posterior sternoclavicular instability(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the incidence and severity of pin tract infections in a series of pediatric trauma patients. METHODS All pediatric trauma patients with external fixation who were treated at our institution between 1998 and 2003 were included. The charts of 30 children (20 males; 10 females; mean age, 13.2 years; range, 7-19 years)(More)
Obesity is a growing health care problem that is increasing the incidence and morbidity of cardiovascular diseases. Emerging evidence suggests that obesity is associated with a systemic inflammatory response that is characterized by endothelial cell dysfunction, oxidative stress, and the activation of circulating immune cells. Adipocytes produce and release(More)
Type A fractures of the spine requiring operative stabilization are rare injuries in the pediatric population. Current reports have demonstrated the safety of the combination of balloon kyphoplasty and minimal invasive management of thoraco-lumbar fractures in adults. There is no information about the efficacy of this approach in managing pediatric(More)
UNLABELLED BMD of children with fractures was compared with healthy controls using QUS. We found significantly lower SOS values in children suffering from fractures. None of the studied environmental factors could explain the difference in BMD measurements. INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were to compare the results of quantitative ultrasound (QUS) in(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the talus represent serious injuries of the foot skeleton. The most significant complications include osteonecrosis and posttraumatic malalignment with subsequent arthritis. The aim of our study was to compare treatment and outcome of fractures of the talus between children and adolescents. METHODS From 1990 to 2005, 24 patients(More)