Jan Burkert

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BACKGROUND Lung transplantation is a well established treatment for advanced lung diseases. METHODS We compared the clinical results of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) entered into the waiting list with those of patients after lung transplantation. RESULTS Among 36 patients with CF on the waiting list, 23 underwent lung transplantation, 8 died, 3 are(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal surgical strategy in patients with combined disease of heart (mainly ischemic heart disease or critical valve disease) and other thoracic organs (mainly pulmonary carcinoma) is still controversial. METHODS From 1997 to 2004, 13 simultaneous cardiac and thoracic operations were performed in 13 patients. Most of them were necessary for(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective study was performed comparing the accuracy of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and Doppler ultrasonography (DUS) stenosis findings with measurements on histological specimens. METHOD DSA and DUS were used to evaluate carotid stenosis and were compared with measurements on histological specimens. Intact carotid plaques from(More)
BACKGROUND Standard immunosuppression after lung transplantation includes calcineurin inhibitors, mycophenolate mofetil, and steroids. Long-term survivors of lung transplantation are often confronted with chronic kidney disease, by definition related to the intake of calcineurin inhibitors. Sirolimus has been increasingly proposed as an alternative(More)
OBJECTIVE The most important factors of long term clinical performance of biological heart valve prostheses are methods of processing and cryopreservation. That is why we decided to evaluate the impact of current Allograft Heart Valves (AHV) Bank protocol on valve tissue morphology. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a valuable tool for investigation of(More)
AIMS Cryopreserved mitral allograft valve (MAV) offers theoretical advantages over conventional mechanical or biological prostheses in tricuspid position, especially in infectious endocarditis patients. MAV processing and tricuspid valve (TV) replacement in a sheep model is described. METHODS AND RESULTS In 20 adult sheep, MAV were harvested, processed(More)
Presented here is a rare case in which Kirschner wires migrated from the right sternoclavicular joint to the heart. A 29-year-old man suffering from sternoclavicular instability due to a motorcycle accident received surgical fixation with Kirschner wires. Six months after the surgery, the chest x-ray showed migration of the 3 broken wires to the anterior(More)
The authors report a case of recurrent left anterior descending artery rupture during coronary interventions in a 70-year-old man. Coronary artery rupture was treated successfully by percutaneous coronary stent-graft implantation. Based on this experience, the authors advise against repeat angioplasty of a coronary artery which has ruptured during a prior(More)
Authors offer the case report of a patient with metastatic non differentiated carcinoma of sternum simultaneously suffering from ischemic heart disease. The patient underwent actinotherapy & hyperthermia followed by resection of sternum and coronary artery bypass grafting in one session. Chest wall defect was closed by means of latissimus dorsi muscle(More)
Mitral allografts are still used only exceptionally in the mitral or tricuspid position. The main indication remains infectious endocarditis of atrioventricular valves for its flexibility and low risk of infection. The aim of our study was to evaluate 1-year results of mitral allografts transplantation into the tricuspid position in a sheep model. Mitral(More)