Hermann Kissler

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The purpose of this investigation was to compare the local effects of polyurethane (Tecothane) and silicone tubes with or without silver impregnation in rats. Bacterial colonization or infection of the exit site and/or tunnel were documented and interpreted. All tubes were placed subcutaneously or percutaneously in the neck of 41 Sprague-Dawley rats and(More)
BACKGROUND Portal vein arterialization (PVA) has been proposed as a technical variant in liver transplantation in the case of non-recanalizable thrombosis. The present study investigates the effects of the arterialized portal vein on the function, morphology, and regenerative behavior of the liver. METHODS Different PVA techniques, including orthotopic(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury has been shown to deteriorate microcirculation in experimental pancreas transplantation. However, minor concern was taken on the impact of organ procurement in this condition. We examined the impact of a standardized technique of organ procurement on microcirculation and apoptosis in experimental pancreas(More)
A number of studies have reported a lower atherogenic lipid profile in liver transplant recipients under tacrolimus (FK506) than in those under cyclosporine A (CyA) immunosuppression. This has mainly been attributed to the steroid-saving effect of FK506. However, the effects of converting CyA to FK506 monotherapy on lipid metabolism have not been(More)
Background: Bariatric surgery can lower body weight and comorbidities. Different factors might influence the outcome of this treatment. This pilot study examines whether patients' attachment style can influence surgical outcome. Methods: The sample consisted of 32 patients (f=24; m=8; BMI preoperative=47,8 kg/m2±5,2; age=53±9,84) who underwent a(More)
Arterialization of the portal vein is being propagated as a technical possibility in liver transplant recipients with pre-existing portal vein thrombosis. In our own small series, portal vein arterialization (PVA) was carried out in four patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. In three of these cases, the portal vein was anastomosed to the(More)
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