Gerhard Prause

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OBJECTIVE In the presence of acute inflammation and necrosis of the wall, tracheo-bronchial defects are difficult to manage. The absence of adequate vascularization and the contaminated area prevent successful direct re-suturing. METHODS In order to restore a sufficient blood supply we used a pedicled latissimus dorsi or a pectoralis major flap that was(More)
Early diagnosis of life-threatening respiratory disturbances and acid-base imbalances allows efficient, properly directed therapy. The groundbreaking invention of carbon dioxide and oxygen electrodes in the 1950s resulted in the construction of the blood-gas analyzer by Severinghaus and Bradley in 1959. 1 Since that time, blood-gas analysis has been(More)
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