Josef Wehner

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To determine whether or not the crankshaft phenomenon occurs after spinal fusion in patients with congenital scoliosis, we reviewed 23 curves in 21 patients who were operated on before age 10 years. Operative procedures consisted of various kinds of posterior fusions as well as anterior and posterior hemiepiphyseodeses. Seven of the 23 curves progressed(More)
Recent findings on the use of beta-adrenergic blockers in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) are reviewed. CHF is a progressive, debilitating disease that afflicts 4.6 million patients in the United States. Treatment has traditionally consisted of a diuretic, an angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, and digoxin. Despite advances in(More)
In contrast to mass media, which established a kind of global public opinion, interactive media seems to support the development of Teiloeffentlichkeiten (" partial publics "), which are discourses characterised by context-specific argumentation strategies and special themes. We assume that interactive electronic media will not substitute for the(More)
An iatrogenic intoxication with 300 mg phenobarbital (Lepinal) in a newborn is reported. Description is given about clinical course, blood levels of phenobarbital (maximum 507 mumols/l) and the therapy. The most important therapeutic interventions like alkalinization of urine, haemoperfusion or blood exchange are directed towards increase of elimination of(More)
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