Gerold Schwantzer

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, observational cohort study. OBJECTIVES To determine whether the presence of spinal cord hemorrhage and length of hematoma on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is predictive of recovery in cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A clear picture of the location, extent, and severity of(More)
The purpose of this anatomical study was to explore the morphological variations of the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons in length and cross-section and the statistical relationship between length, cross-section, and body height. We studied the legs of 93 humans in 136 cadavers. In 43 specimens (46.2%) it was possible to harvest the tendons from both(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) seems to be a therapeutic option for children with refractory and metastatic solid malignancies. METHODS We prospectively studied treatment-related toxicities, quality of life and laboratory parameters in 10 children with progressive or metastatic solid tumors (metastatic osteosarcoma, n=4;(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)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of radiofrequency tissue volume reduction (RFTVR) and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in the treatment of snoring in a prospective clinical trial of 79 patients consecutively undergoing surgery for snoring. Seventy-nine patients with primary snoring or mild OSAS (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome)(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The willingness to be educated is one of the highest desires among patients with psoriasis. Therefore, a collaborative model of management would appear to be essential in enhancing patient satisfaction in this challenging condition. The present study aimed at examining the applicability of a mobile teledermatology service in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess subjective symptoms, tear function factors, and ocular surface morphology in the clinical course of patients with dry eye syndrome under treatment within an observation period of up to 8 years. METHODS In 97 patients (78 women and 19 men) with ocular discomfort, a clinical diagnosis of dry eye syndrome was made based on typical(More)
GRUNDLAGEN: Weichteilsarkome (WTSA) sind seltene mesenchymale Tumore des Stütz- und Bewegungsapparates mit einer hohen Inzidenz an primären Fehldiagnosen und Therapie außerhalb bestehender Richtlinien. Im Zuge dieser retrospektiven Kohortenanalyse wurde der Einfluss von primär inadäquater chirurgischer Therapie vor Transferierung an ein Tumorzentrum(More)
Managing periprosthetic joint infections remains a challenging task, and adequate treatment strategies seem to be mandatory to avoid irreversible damage of the affected joint and/or systemic complications. Two-stage revision arthroplasty includes removing all implants and subsequent implantation of an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer, followed by revision(More)