J. Kaukemüller

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OBJECTIVE Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) substitution is currently standard practise in cardiac surgery. In this study we investigate whether elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is feasible without the administration of blood products compared to the substitution of fresh frozen plasma. PATIENTS AND METHODS From September 1997 to April(More)
A method for an ex situ operation of the liver is presented with the example of such an operation in a 40-year-old patient. With this operation bilateral liver metastases of a leiomyosarcoma — which were otherwise regarded as irresectable - were resected. Function of the liver after reimplantation was good. Liver protection was performed by perfusion with(More)
A method for an ex situ operation of the liver is presented with the example of such an operation in a 40-year-old patient. With this operation bilateral liver metastases of a leiomyosarcoma--which were otherwise regarded as irresectable--were resected. Function of the liver after reimplantation was good. Liver protection was performed by perfusion with(More)
Insertion of a Swan-Ganz catheter for measurement of pulmonary artery and pulmonary capillary wedge pressures is common for operative management of patients with borderline left ventricular function. However, use of the catheter has associated risks. This case report illustrates the inadvertent snaring, by a suture, of a Swan-Ganz line in the right atrium(More)
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