Gernold Wozniak

Learn More
BACKGROUND The development of newer-generation endografts for the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms has resulted in considerable improvements in clinical performance. However, long-term outcome data are still scarce. To assess long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes after use of the Talent stent graft, a retrospective analysis was(More)
Fibrin sealants have many different uses across a broad range of surgeries, where they have proved successful in controlling bleeding, providing suture support and tissue sealing. The action of all fibrin sealants depends on the thrombin-catalyzed formation of a fibrin clot. However, neither the purity nor the concentration of the main components of fibrin(More)
The therapy concept of topical factor XIII application was developed on the basis of clinical and experimental investigations on improvement of wound healing, as well as on the morphological and pathophysiological topical site of venous ulcers. Topical treatment with factor XIII is special with regard to mode of application as well as efficacy, since a lot(More)
The effect of factor XIII on endothelial barrier function was studied in a model of cultured monolayers of porcine aortic endothelial cells and saline-perfused rat hearts. The thrombin-activated plasma factor XIII (1 U/ml) reduced albumin permeability of endothelial monolayers within 20 min by 30 +/- 7% (basal value of 5.9 +/- 0.4 x 10(-6) cm/s), whereas(More)
Chondrocytes in hyaline cartilage produce typical matrix proteins, the most abundant of them being collagen type II and aggrecan. Chondrocytes in monolayer cell culture dedifferentiate and gain fibroblastic phenotype. The cells gradually start to produce collagen type I while the production of collagen type II and aggrecan decreases. Transplantation of(More)
Compared to coarctation in the proximal descending aorta near the insertion of the ligamentum arteriosum, coarctation in the aortic arch, the lower descending or the abdominal aorta is a relatively rare disease. Operative treatment of abdominal coarctation is more complicated if there are concomitant stenoses of visceral or renal arteries. In young(More)
Several diseases show an impairment of vascular barrier function. In the past, we found out that topically applied plasmatic factor XIII distinctly reduced secretion tendency and improved granulation in venous ulcer. Increased vascular permeability is also discussed in patients with a long lasting diabetic status being a relevant cause of impaired local(More)
Maintaining an adequate cerebral oxygen supply is a serious problem in aortic arch surgery. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is the most common method used for cerebral protection, but guarantees only a time-limited safety period. Based on experimental investigations, we applied selective cerebral perfusion via the innominate artery alone with only(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiopulmonary bypass activates adhesion molecules, which are associated with systemic inflammation and organ dysfunction. The intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) has been evaluated in patients presenting pulmonary dysfunction after cardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Postoperative serum levels of the ICAM-1 were measured in 40(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical observation of distinct reduction of wound secretion tendency during treatment of venous leg ulcer with topically applied factor XIII let us speculate that this enzyme may be involved in modulation of vascular permeability. METHODS For experimental study porcine aortic endothelial cells were cultured on filter membrane to confluent(More)