Klaus Thilo von Trotha

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the early postoperative outcome of esophageal cancer treated by subtotal esophageal resection, gastric interposition and either intrathoracic or cervical anastomosis in a single center study. METHODS 72 patients who received either a cervical or intrathoracic anastomosis after esophageal resection for(More)
BACKGROUND A beneficial effect of gentamicin supplemented mesh material on tissue integration is known. To further elucidate the interaction of collagen and MMP-2 in chronic foreign body reaction and to determine the significance of the MMP-2-specific regulatory element (RE-1) that is known to mediate 80% of the MMP-2 promoter activity, the spatial and(More)
PURPOSE If a colonic or small bowel lesion is not accessible for endoscopic mucosal resection, enterotomy is a possible although rarely performed surgical technique. It has never been compared to circular anastomosis regarding leakage rate, bowel wall perfusion, and wound healing. Thus, the aim of this basic experimental scientific study was to investigate(More)
AIMS Laparoscopic fundoplication is the standard surgical therapy for managing gastroesophageal reflux disease. According to the pre-existing esophageal motility of the patient, tailoring antireflux surgery has been proposed in order to avoid postoperative dysphagia. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term results following this tailored(More)
BACKGROUND Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage is mainly caused by ulcers. Gastric varicosis due to portal hypertension can also be held responsible for upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Portal hypertension causes the development of a collateral circulation from the portal to the caval venous system resulting in development of oesophageal and gastric fundus(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years the focus on practical skills in the German curriculum of medical school has increased greatly. In this study we evaluate the value of a practical surgery course for medical students as a tool for surgical education, as a way of enhancing interest in surgical fields, and as a method of influencing medical students to subsequently(More)
INTRODUCTION Infectious mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome most commonly associated with primary Epstein-Barr virus infection. The majority of patients with infectious mononucleosis recovers without apparent sequelae. However, infectious mononucleosis may be associated with several acute complications. In this report we present a rare case of esophageal(More)
Background Endovascular recanalisation of chronic obstruction of iliofemoral or caval veins gives very good patency. However, patency decreases if the common femoral vein and its side branches are also involved. Endophlectomy during a hybrid procedure can improve outcome and avoid early reocclusion due to restored inflow. The review presents the technical(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of acute lung injury (ALI) remains an unsolved problem in intensive care medicine. Recruitment of neutrophils into the lungs, regarded as a key mechanism in progression of ALI, depends on signaling between neutrophils and platelets. Consequently we explored the effect of platelet-targeted aspirin and tirofiban treatment in endotoxin(More)
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