Hans-Oliver Rennekampff

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Commercially available bioethanol-fueled fireplaces have become increasingly popular additions for interior home decoration in Europe and more recently in the United States. These fireplaces are advertised as smokeless, ecologically friendly, and do not require professional installation, formal gas lines, or venting. Although manufacturers and businesses(More)
INTRODUCTION Traditionally, carbon monoxide poisoning and/or burn are considered contraindications to organ procurement. Previously reported cases have shown mixed results and many have been redundantly reported in the literature. METHODS We performed a systematic review of all reported cases of organ transplantation procured from donors with carbon(More)
The care and management of patients with chronic wounds and their far-reaching effects challenge both the patient and the practitioner. Further complicating this situation is the paucity of evidence-based treatment strategies for chronic wound care. After searching both MEDLINE and Cochrane databases, we reviewed currently available articles concerning(More)
Enormous advances in the development of skin substitutes have occurred in the past 3 decades. Major obstacles yet to be overcome in the quest for an optimal skin substitute include controlling scar formation, contraction and the loss of adnexal structures. Mesenchyme-derived signals are essential for epithelial proliferation, skin morphogenesis, homeostasis(More)
Cutaneous scarring observed in wounds is, to a significant degree, dependent upon the time it takes for the wounds to heal. Various topical dressings are proposed to influence healing time in donor sites. In this prospective randomized study, we examined the effect of Vaseline gauze (VD; Branolind, Paul Hartmann AG, Germany), Biobrane (BD; Bertek(More)
Cell death via necrosis and apoptosis is a hallmark of deep dermal to full-thickness cutaneous burn injuries. Keratinocytes might act as thermosensory cells that transmit information regarding ambient temperature via heat-gated transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) ion channels. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of TRPV1, 2,(More)
INTRODUCTION Increased evaporative water loss (EWL) in burn patients leads to dehydration and hypothermia. Early clinical studies performed with outdated hygrometers suggested a 17 to 75 times increased EWL in burns with contradicting results for the different burn depths.Our study proposals were: (1) obtain reliable data of the EWL of all burn depths, (2)(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine and has been implicated in inflammatory diseases. However, little is known about the regulation of MIF in adipose tissue and its impact on wound healing. The aim of this study was to investigate MIF expression in inflamed adipose and determine its role in inflammatory cell recruitment(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine adherence and viability of human urothelial cells seeded on commercially available small intestine submucosa (SIS) specimens under serum-free conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Before seeding, SIS was either washed with incubation medium or coated with collagen A, fibronectin, or pronectin. A possible influence of SIS itself on the(More)
Sepsis is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in patients suffering from severe burn injuries. Burn patients are known to be immunocompromised, and it is generally accepted that the immunosuppressed patient may experience human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and disease. Review of the very limited available literature identifies a(More)