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Previously, we reported significantly reduced pain and improved mobility persisting for 6 months after kyphoplasty of chronically painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the first prospective controlled trial. Since improvement of spinal biomechanics by restoration of vertebral morphology may affect the incidence of fracture, long-term clinical benefit(More)
UNLABELLED This study investigates the effects of kyphoplasty on pain and mobility in patients with osteoporosis and painful vertebral fractures compared with conventional medical management. INTRODUCTION Pharmacological treatment of patients with primary osteoporosis does not prevent pain and impaired activity of patients with painful vertebral(More)
BACKGROUND Transjugular placement of an intrahepatic stent is a new technique to establish a portosystemic shunt for treatment of portal hypertension. A puncture needle is advanced in a catheter through the inferior vena cava into a hepatic vein; then an intrahepatic branch of the portal vein is punctured and an expandable stent of metallic mesh is(More)
A percutaneous transjugular, intrahepatic portacaval shunt was created by means of a combined jugular and transhepatic approach. In the hepatic tissue track joining the portal and hepatic veins balloon-expandable stents were placed. Two of three patients with life-threatening variceal bleeding and Child C liver cirrhosis benefited from the procedure. One(More)
Of 1130 patients who had undergone a total of 1298 kidney transplantations, 40 developed a stenosis of the ureter (3.1%). In all of the transplants, the anastomosis between the ureter and the urinary bladder was established as extravesical ureteroneocystostomy. Up until 1984, in cases where an obstruction in the urinary tract was suspected, the diagnosis(More)
Die Vertebroplastie von osteoporotischen und tumorbedingten Wirbelkörperfrakturen hat in den letzten Jahren international eine weite Verbreitung erfahren und wird bei zunehmend mehr Patienten angewendet. Die Methode kann unter bildgebender Kontrolle sehr sicher durchgeführt werden und ist durch eine hohe Erfolgsrate im Sinne der Wirbelkörperstabilisierung(More)
STUDY DESIGN A comparative prospective trial evaluating 3-year outcome. OBJECTIVE To compare clinical and morphologic outcomes as well as follow-up fractures after kyphoplasty of painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures with calcium-phosphate (CaP) cement (group 1) and with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)-cement (group 2). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA CaP(More)
Palmaz balloon-expandable stents were placed in 28 hypertensive patients with atherosclerosis involving the ostia of the renal arteries. Stents were placed to treat elastic recoil immediately after conventional angioplasty in 20 patients and restenosis after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in eight patients. Technical success (greater than 30%(More)
Sind Schmerzreduktion und Funktionsverbesserung bei Kyphoplastie unter Verwendung des nicht toxischen Calcibon ebenso gut wie mit Polymethylmethacrylat (PMMA)? In einer prospektiven interdisziplinären Monocenterstudie wurden 99 Patienten (173 Wirbelkörper, „WK“) mit osteoporotischen und traumabedingten Frakturen von 12/2001–3/2003 mit Kyphoplastie(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term results of recanalization of occluded iliac arteries with local low-dose thrombolysis, angioplasty, and, if necessary, stent implantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven patients with acute or chronic occlusions of the common or external iliac artery, or both, underwent local low-dose thrombolysis (n = 47),(More)