Katrin U Puchner

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Chronic pain is a major concern in open and laparoscopic hernia repair. Study groups have adopted a variety of tools to assess postoperative (postOP) pain and quality of life (QoL). Unfortunately, modifications of existing tests and self-designed questionnaires are common, yielding unvalidated results and making comparison of data difficult. The aim of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Bronchopleural fistulas (BPF) and air leaks (AL) present major complications after pulmonary resection. Various tissue sealants have been proposed for their prevention, e.g., fibrin sealant (FS) and cyanoacrylate glues (CA). Contrary to the safety record of FS, substantial side effects such as foreign body reaction and impaired tissue(More)
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