The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the results of reconstructing infected post-sternotomy wounds, with either sternal plating and/or pectoralis major flap transposition or pedicled omentoplasty after previous vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy. suffering from deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after coronary artery bypass grafting… (More)
OBJECTIVE In recent years, video-assisted thoracoscopic microdiscectomy has gained acceptance as a minimally invasive, safe, and efficient technique suited for herniated thoracic discs from T4T5 until T11T12. However, correct localization is difficult and wrong level exploration is an ever-present threat. We present a reliable and time-efficient localizing… (More)
We describe a cardiac tamponade after venous graft perforation due to stent inflation. The complications and therapeutic options are discussed.
OBJECTIVE A new pulsatile extracorporeal life support (pECLS) system has entered the market. We wanted to investigate what potential advantages pECLS may have over current non-pulsatile systems (NPS). Our research was focused on the pump's functional interaction with the left ventricle and the coronary circulation. METHODS Extensive hemodynamic… (More)