Josef Biglin

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The relationship between five different suture materials (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polypropylene, polyglycolic acid, polydioxanone and polyglactin 910) and infection has been studied in 540 guinea-pig wounds contaminated with synergistic enteric organisms. The recently introduced expanded PTFE suture has been studied because, unlike the(More)
The force-frequency characteristics and maximal relaxation rate of the adductor pollicis muscle were measured before and after 48 hours of intravenous loading with glucose (104.5 kJ (25 kcal)/kg/24 h) and potassium (20 mmol(mEq)/500 ml glucose) in eight undernourished patients about to undergo surgery. Both variables of skeletal muscle performance, which(More)
Severe sepsis leads to depression of the reticulo-endothelial system (RES) with delayed bloodstream clearance of particulate matter and bacteria. Splenectomy results in increased susceptibility to infection with encapsulated organisms but its effect on the resistance to postoperative Gram-negative infection has been little studied. We have investigated the(More)
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