Jürgen Böhler

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The dens can be reached and directly stabilized from an anterior cervical approach, provided that x-ray image intensification is employed. Through this approach, twelve delayed unions and non-unions of the dens were treated with a bone graft impacted into a trough in the body of the second cervical vertebra and into a canal in the dens, together with a(More)
In fracture-dislocations of the cervical spine with associated injury to the supporting posterior elements, anterior interbody bone block or dowel fusion does not give sufficient stability to the involved area. Additional fixation using an H- or HH-ASIF plate has been employed over the past 2 years in 26 cases. All patients had achieved solid fusion of the(More)
Vertebral fractures with incomplete paraplegia should be reduced immediately. If the myelogram still shows compression of the medulla, an anterior decompression should be performed. All severe injuries to the cervical spine are stabilised with anterior bone block and plate osteosynthesis. Generally fractures of the lumbar spine are treated conservatively(More)
The influence of simvastatin, a competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase, on quantitative and qualitative changes in lipoprotein metabolism was investigated in 18 patients (group I, 10 with primary kidney disease and group II, 8 with diabetic nephropathy) with nephrotic syndrome. Nephrotic patients exhibited severe(More)