Marcel Schuetze

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There is still a considerable controversy about the usefulness of antiepileptic prophylaxis after traumatic brain injury. Overall incidence of posttraumatic fits and epilepsy's is well known, but an individual decision on prophylaxis requires knowledge about the individual risk. We performed a prospective observational study on 612 patients with traumatic(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to examine the potential use of ophthalmodynamometry in the noninvasive assessment of intracranial pressure (ICP). Under normal conditions, pressure within the central retinal vein is equal to or greater than ICP, because the central retinal vein basses through the optic nerve before it drains into the cavernous sinus. The(More)
Image transfer by mobile phones with built-in cameras (1 Megapixel CCD digital camera, 7 stage digital zoom, max. picture size 858 x 1 144 pixels, display resolution 240 x 320 dots, 262 K colour system CGS LCD) was introduced into clinical practice in the author's department in July 2004 to improve communication between neurosurgeons. During the first 12(More)
Starting in November, 1993, until January, 1994, we performed a survey among 127 Neurosurgical Departments in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland concerning the practice of antiepileptic prophylaxis in head injured patients. Seventy seven percent of the 12-item multiple choice questionnaires were completed and returned. They indicate a variety of attitudes(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has emerged as a major cause of morbidity in the HIV-infected population. Most guidelines recommend early treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin due to higher cure rates. The impact of acute HCV and its treatment on the outcome of the HIV-infected population is unknown. With new treatment(More)
OBJECTS Shunt infection is a major complication of shunt implantation. Numerous clinical studies give evidence that antibiotic prophylaxis is efficacious in preventing infections after cerebrospinal fluid shunting. In CSF shunting, antibiotics need to reach sufficient concentrations not only in the blood shielding the operative field but also in tissues and(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis for patients with glioblastoma multiforme remains poor. Phase II studies, meta-analyses and a phase III study show that concurrent chemoradiotherapy has an advantage over irradiation alone. In this study the effectiveness of concurrent chemoradiotherapy with Topotecan and an adjuvant chemotherapy with Topotecan was investigated. (More)
PURPOSE To improve the diagnostic quality of lateral radiographs of the cervical spine by pre-processing the image data sets produced by a transparent imaging plate with both-side reading and to evaluate any possible impact on minimizing the number of additional radiographs and supplementary investigations. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred lateral digital(More)
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