Kerstin Erz

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OBJECTIVE The objective of the current study was to share a 6-year experience with the iliac bifurcation device (IBD) and determine its safety and effectiveness in patients with common iliac artery aneurysms. METHODS Between 2001 and 2006, 46 patients were prospectively enrolled in a single institution study on the IBD. Indications included unilateral or(More)
PURPOSE To present the concept of double tube stent-grafts and examine the indications for and results achieved with these devices. METHODS From January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2005, 759 patients who underwent endovascular repair of infrarenal aortic aneurysms at 2 centers. Of these, 45 (5.9%) patients received a double tube stent-graft; complete(More)
Since many years, medical researchers have investigated the mechanisms that may cause a septic shock. Despite many approaches that analyzed smaller parts of the relevant data or single variables, respectively, no larger database with all the possible relevant data existed. Our work was to bridge this gap. We built a large database for abdominal septic shock(More)
Septic shock still has an unacceptable high mortality rate. To lowering this high mortality rate in the long run, we built a database that is unique in its data amount. Until now we have transferred 282 handwritten patient records into our database. Data were collected retrospectively from 1997 to 2001, based on voluntary cooperation of 62 hospitals. With(More)
Die Bestimmung von Steroidrezeptoren bei Ovarialkarzinomen erscheint als Selektionsmethode nur von begrenztem Wert. Vorhersagen über eine Chemosensibilität aufgrund des Rezeptorstatus sind beim Ovarialkarzinom offensichtlich nicht möglich. In Übereinstimmung mit Befunden beim Mammakarzinom scheint aber eine Relation zwischen Rezeptorgehalt und Prognose zu(More)
Ein Patient bemerkte bei einer Selbstuntersuchung einen Pulsverlust in seiner Bauchschlagader bei tiefer Inspiration. Die Computertomographie der Aorta ergab ein infrarenales Bauchaortenaneurysma mit einer schweren Knickbildung im infrarenalen Halsbereich. Das Kinking hatte einen funktionellen Verschluss verursacht, was sich intraoperativ in sehr kräftig(More)
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