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BACKGROUND Despite an aggressive therapeutic approach, the prognosis for most patients with glioblastoma (GBM) remains poor. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of preoperative MRI variables, both quantitative and qualitative, with regard to overall and progression-free survival in GBM. METHODS We retrospectively identified 94(More)
PURPOSE With pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) incidence increasing and patients freely choosing their surgeon, patients' interest issues have been brought forward estimating patient satisfaction following pilonidal sinus surgery. The influence of wound healing time and long-term recurrence rate on patient satisfaction in primary PSD surgery has not been(More)
Initiation factor IF-E2 was isolated from rabbit reticulocytes and purified 120-fold to near homogeneity by ammonium sulfate fractionation, column chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and phosphocellulose, and, when suitable, by sucrose density gradient centrifugation. The factor is a complex protein containing three nonidentical polypeptides of molecular(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of the kind of anesthesia on postoperative pain and long term recurrence rate in pilonidal sinus disease. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Surgical departments of German Armed Forces Hospitals in Hamburg, Bad Zwischenahn and Hamm. PATIENTS 583 pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) surgery patients operated for pilonidal(More)
BACKGROUND Penetrating brain injuries caused by explosions are survived in extremely rare cases only. However, potential casualties of such cases may be encountered by regular physicians even outside a war zone, e.g., due to an assault or terror blast. There is very limited literature to this end; therefore, we report the successful neurosurgical management(More)
We present the case of a rare penetrating sledging injury. A 39-year-old male sitting upright had his sledge burst when sliding into a pit. A stick fractured from the sledge's sitting plate and perforated from the infragluteal fold up to the lumbosacral junction. The man arrived in a conscious and cardiovascular stable condition in the ER, where no clinical(More)