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To support a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction standardization project, a new reference gene database application was required. The new database application was built with the explicit goal of simplifying not only the development process but also making the user interface more responsive and intuitive. To this end, CouchDB was used as the… (More)
" Laboratory information management is challenging for its diversity and breadth; it is fun and very rewarding when it works, and it remains interesting because it aspires to integrate multiple complex systems into a common framework. It is a very holistic discipline. " — Jascha Silbermann (Summer of 2010, Berlin)  Abstract Laboratory Information… (More)
Spondylodiscitis is considered to be the main cause of epidural abscess. In this report, the authors present their concept for the management of the extended epidural abscess that occurs in combination with spondylodiscitis. It consists of debridement and fusion for spondylodiscitis together with epidural abscess drainage using a microscopically assisted… (More)