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Replantation of the ear is a challenging problem for the reconstructive surgeon. Avulsion injury and intima tears of these small vessels often make back cuts and venous interposition necessary. Furthermore, identification and differentiation of the vessels are difficult. The volume of the ear is large in relation to the wound surface and the absence of… (More)
29 patients with severe upper extremity injury were treated with 27 emergency free flap and three emergency toe-to-hand transfers, after radical débridement and primary reconstruction of all injured structures. There was no flap failure, and no infections or wound-healing complication were seen. Follow-up ranged from 3 months to 6.6 years with a mean of 3.2… (More)
A delay in identifying incipient flap failure may inevitably lead to complete pedicle thrombosis and the no-reflow phenomenon. The authors report a clinical case of a lateral arm free flap that suffered complete pedicle thrombosis. They successfully salvaged this flap, a type C fasciocutaneous "flow-through" flap, by manually moving the thrombus from… (More)
In the treatment of extensive leg ulcers, surgical therapy is superior to conservative methods in many respects. Radical resection of sclerotic tissue around the ulcer and its causing veins is essential, followed by defect cover with mesh-skin grafts. Surgery leads to prompt healing with a shortened hospitalization and therefore decreases costs; it leads to… (More)
An algorithm based on a special duality concept is used to solve an integer linear programming problem and to perform sensitivity analysis for changes of the right-hand side vector. An optimality criterion that easily can be checked is formulated. Dual prices are introduced in order to identify inactive restrictions.
A 38-year-old male was admitted to the intensive care unit with a full-thickness burn involving 30 per cent of his total body surface area (TBSA) and severe inhalation injury. Respiratory failure developed within 54 h and CO2 could not be eliminated, even by very invasive mechanical ventilation. Because of the patient's age and the minor extent of the… (More)
We observed a patient with epileptic seizures as a consequence of an occipital contre coup injury, due to heading in football. We decided to investigate the EEGs of ten healthy football players by computerized EEG analysis during their "header training". One player's EEG showed focal slowing, there were no clinical symptoms. The EEG of the other players… (More)