M. Reinhardt

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OBJECT Over the past 15 years, vertebroplasty has emerged as a treatment for vertebral compression fractures. This technique, however, does not restore vertebral height and is associated with a high rate of cement leakage. Recently, kyphoplasty was developed in an effort to circumvent this problem. Although its immediate results have been reported, it is(More)
Since the first descriptions of liver tumours associated with the intake of steroid contraceptives, the literature has presented an increasing number of case reports as well as epidemiological studies on the relationship between benign liver tumours and the utilization of these drugs. We report 11 benign cases and one malignant case of liver tumours in(More)
Ten patients with compensated cirrhosis of the liver, 7 patients with portal decompensated cirrhosis of the liver and 10 patients with intact liver function were investigated. After intravenous injection of 40 mg furosemide elimination half-life, total and excretory clearance were not significantly different in the 3 groups investigated, but renal clearance(More)
In 1991, this prospectively designed study was started to assess the potentials of positron emission tomography with 18FDG in the diagnostic workup for the detection of lymph node metastases in testicular cancer, since there were no data available concerning this subject at this time. In 54 patients (27 patients with pure seminoma, 27 patients with(More)
In the GDR mortality from liver cirrhosis decreases in contrast to most other countries though the alcohol consumption of the population is continuously increasing. In Capital Berlin and in the industrialized districts mortality from cirrhosis is higher than in the rural areas. Within a period of 6 years the number of inpatients with chronic liver diseases(More)
In 17 patients who more than 1 year ago had suffered from a dihydralazine induced hepatitis the biotransformation velocity was investigated and compared with a healthy control group. 15 out of the 17 patients and 5 out of the 10 volunteers are slow acetylators. All slow acetylators eliminate sulfamethazine more slowly than rapid acetylators.--The(More)
Xenobiotics may produce liver damages. Vice versa primary liver diseases influence metabolism and elimination of drugs. The activity of the isoenzymes of the monooxygenase system which catalyze biotransformation reactions in the liver can be tested by model substances (Cyt P-450Pb: Metamizol, Cyt P-450MC: Caffeine, Cyt P-450db1: Debrisoquine). It can be(More)
Intraoperative autologous transfusion with a cell separator is being employed to an increasing extent in orthopedic procedures associated with high blood loss, including surgery for exchange total hip arthroplasty. Postoperative loss of blood via drains after exchange total hip replacement is also considerable. To our knowledge, there are only unpublished(More)
Since there is a need for a widely applicable non-invasive test to assess gastric emptying in diabetic patients, we evaluated the sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of the [13C]octanoic acid breath test as compared with scintigraphy. Moreover, we examined the relationship between the breath test indices and gastric symptoms, cardiovascular(More)