Johannes Maximilian Albes

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Ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) result in surfactant dysfunction. Whether the impairment of surfactant is a consequence or a cause of intraalveolar edema formation is still unknown. The cumulative effects of lung perfusion, ischemic storage, and subsequent reperfusion on surfactant ultrastructure and pulmonary function were studied in a rat isolated perfused(More)
  • M Ochs, H Fehrenbach, +6 authors J Richter
  • 2000
Ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, a major problem in clinical lung transplantation, is associated with surfactant dysfunction. The present study aimed to test the hypothesis that preservation related improvements in post-ischaemic lung function are associated with improved ultrastructural preservation of pulmonary surfactant. Rat lungs were flush perfused(More)
The purpose of this study was evaluation of an ice-free cryopreservation method for heart valves in an allogeneic juvenile pulmonary sheep implant model and comparison with traditionally frozen cryopreserved valves. Hearts of 15 crossbred Whiteface sheep were procured in Minnesota. The valves were processed in South Carolina and the pulmonary valves(More)
OBJECTIVE Adhesives are useful supplements to seal distal coronary anastomoses, particularly in patients who receive less-invasive coupling techniques. Information regarding long-term structural effects after application, however, is limited. The purpose of this large animal study was to examine the effects of 3 different commercially available surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Some general hospitals within the German health system provide supportive interventions, psychological as well as spiritual, to their patients. It remains to be proven if these interventions are effective when used in routine clinical practice. AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of psychological and spiritual interventions on improving recovery(More)
BACKGROUND The surgeon's individual performance is a key component of total quality management (TQM) in cardiac surgery. Early mortality as well as postoperative complications can be stratified in order to develop a surgeon performance index (SPI). MATERIAL AND METHODS In three consecutive annual periods (3703 patients) data of board-certified cardiac(More)
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