Manfred Rupprecht

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OBJECTIVE A new device for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures that uses 2 cephalocervical screws in an integrated mechanism allowing linear intraoperative compression and rotational stability of the head/neck fragment has been developed. The aim of this study was to describe the results using this device for the treatment of stable and unstable(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis and prediction of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is essential for determining treatment strategies and allocating resources. This study evaluated the predictive accuracy of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) verbal, motor and eye components alone, or in addition to pupil size and reactivity, for TBI. METHODS A retrospective cohort analysis(More)
The use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) for the treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia has been investigated in only one previous study, with promising results. The aim of this study was to determine whether rhBMP-2 might improve the outcome of this disorder. We reviewed the medical records of five patients with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Proximal femoral fractures will gain increasing importance in the future due to the epidemiological development. Osteoporosis is often a limiting factor in the achievement of implant stability. New nailing systems offer the possibility of augmentation of the femoral neck component with cement. The aim of this study was to perform a(More)
Incidence, extent, and time of seed loss after retropubic I-125 implantation was assessed in 52 patients treated for prostatic carcinoma. Radiographic controls up to 62 months were done to evaluate losses. Ninety percent of all patients lost seeds, averaging 8% of total implant number. Loss most frequently occurred within the first month by transurethral(More)
To explore corticosteroid-catecholamine interactions in depression, plasma dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine concentrations were studied both before and after dexamethasone in 16 patients during depression and after recovery, and in 28 healthy controls. Dexamethasone had a significant suppressive effect on plasma epinephrine levels in depressed(More)
In order to evaluate the possible effect of glucocorticoids as neuromodulators of the hypothalamic-pituitary-somatotropic system in depression, cortisol, growth hormone (GH), and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) concentrations were studied before and after oral administration of 1 mg dexamethasone at 11 p.m. in 16 patients during depression and after(More)
The number and affinity of glucocorticoid binding sites in peripheral mononuclear leukocytes of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and healthy controls were determined under baseline conditions and after a defined oral glucocorticoid treatment. Patients with AD (n = 15) exhibited significantly more glucocorticoid receptors (GR) per cell than the control(More)
In view of recent investigations concerning alterations of thyroid function in depression, the pre- and postdexamethasone levels of T3, T4, and TSH of 14 patients during depression and after recovery were studied, in addition to those of 27 healthy controls. A reduction of T3 and TSH levels was shown to be dependent on the depressive state, with a tendency(More)