Hans-Joerg Meisel

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OBJECTIVE The study presented evaluated the first clinical use of a new multiparameter catheter measuring intracranial pressure (ICP), partial pressure of brain tissue oxygen (ptiO2), and brain temperature (TBr) (Neurovent PTO). To assess the validity of measured ptiO2 a second probe, which represents the current golden standard of ptiO2 measurement, was(More)
OBJECTIVE A positive correlation between brain temperature and intracranial pressure (ICP) has been proposed for patients under intensive care conditions. DESIGN AND METHODS Data were recorded at 5-minute intervals in patients under ICP monitoring conditions. Brain temperature: combined ICP/temperature probe (Raumedic), core temperature: indwelling(More)
A 27 year-old patient developed a progressive neurological multisystem disorder. Initial signs were cerebellar ataxia and dementia, followed by rigidity and oculomotor dysfunction. Myoclonus was not present. MRI showed a marked atrophy of the spinal cord, the cerebellum, and mild (sub)cortical atrophy. CSF contained oligoclonal bands, but no anti-glutamic(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness and safety between iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) and local autologous bone and allograft in the lumbar spine. METHODS A systematic search of multiple major medical reference databases identified studies evaluating spinal fusion in patients with degenerative joint disease using ICBG,(More)
BACKGROUND The zygapophysial (facet) joint is the primary pain generator in one third of chronic low back pain cases. Current treatment options include temporarily palliative nonsurgical approaches, facet injections, radiofrequency denervation, and, rarely, lumbar arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of a(More)
The purpose of this review was to compare the efficacy and safety of synthetic bone graft substitutes versus autograft or allograft for the treatment of lumbar and cervical spinal degenerative diseases. Multiple major medical reference databases were searched for studies that evaluated spinal fusion using synthetic bone graft substitutes (either alone or(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have described encouraging outcomes after cervical total disc replacement (cTDR), but there are also critical debates regarding the long-term effects of heterotopic ossification (HO) and the prevalence of adjacent-level degeneration. The aim in this paper was to provide 4-year clinical and radiographic outcome results on the activ C(More)
Study Design Retrospective database review. Objective To identify trends of the recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) use in the treatment of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS). Methods PearlDiver Patient Record Database was used to identify patients who underwent lumbar fusion for LDS between 2005 and 2011. The distribution of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE Symptomatic scoliosis can be a source of severe pain and disability. When nonoperative treatments fail, spine fusion is considered as an effective procedure in scoliosis management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the trends of patients with scoliosis undergoing posterior long segment fusion (PLSF)(More)
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