Jens Dingemann

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OBJECTIVE A prospective study to compare survival with own liver in laparoscopic versus conventional Kasai portoenterostomy in patients with biliary atresia. BACKGROUND Available studies on laparoscopic versus conventional Kasai portoenterostomy focus on short-term results, include small numbers of patients and have design limitations. METHODS A(More)
Isolated hypoganglionosis (IH) is rare and resembles Hirschsprung’s disease. The diagnosis by suction biopsy is difficult. A full-thickness biopsy is essential. Histological features of IH include sparse, small myenteric ganglia, low acetylcholinesterase activity in the lamina propria, and hypertrophy of muscularis mucosae and circular muscle. This review(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate fast-track concepts in routine pediatric surgery in a university clinic over 1 year. Fast-track concepts were established for procedures requiring hospital admission in patients up to 15 years of age. Patients were studied prospectively from June 2006 to June 2007. Out of a total of 436 potentially suitable patients,(More)
Diagnosis of imperforate anus is usually made shortly after birth with physical examination. Nonetheless, a significant number of patients have presented beyond the neonatal period without recognition of anorectal malformation. We reviewed our experience of anorectal malformations, with particular emphasis on the timing of diagnosis. This retrospective(More)
Analyzing bone marrow trephines from (myelodysplastic syndrome) MDS patients we show for the first time strong over-expression of the DNA methyltransferases 1, and 3A (and 3B to a much lesser extent) in the myelodysplastic syndrome FAB subtypes refractory anaemia (RA) and refractory anaemia with excess of blasts (RAEB). The increase in mRNA expression was(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic techniques have evolved quickly in recent years and are regarded as standard procedures in pediatric surgery today. However, most studies comparing laparoscopic operations with the corresponding open procedure do not reach a high level of evidence according to the criteria of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. For(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Malformations of the pleuroperitoneal folds (PPFs) have been identified as the origin of the diaphragmatic defect in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Pax3, expressed in muscle precursor cells (MPCs), plays a key role in regulating myogenesis and muscularization in the fetal diaphragm. Pax3 mutant mice display absence of muscular(More)
PURPOSE The pathogenesis of pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is still poorly understood. During fetal lung development, the insulin receptor (IR) plays an important role by mediating the cellular uptake of glucose, which is a major substrate for the biosynthesis of surfactant phospholipids. In fetal rat lung, IR gene expression(More)
Effective analgesia is essential for the success of fast-track (FT) pediatric surgery. Aim of the study was to achieve an optimal analgesia protocol for a comfortable postoperative course and early mobilization in children undergoing urological procedures. A prospective study of two analgesia concepts in a series of children undergoing laparoscopic(More)
The nitrofen model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) reproduces a typical diaphragmatic defect. However, the exact pathomechanism of CDH is still unknown. The Wilm’s tumor 1 gene (WT1) is crucial for diaphragmatic development. Mutations in WT1 associated with CDH have been described in humans. Additionally, WT1−/− mice display CDH. Furthermore, WT1(More)