Matt Pfisterer

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For major operative procedures in the lower abdomen and many orthopedic procedures such as total hip replacement, a combination of general and epidural anesthesia is used. In order to investigate the hemodynamic effects of such a combination in 14 geriatric patients aged 63-80 years who were undergoing total hip replacement, cardiovascular monitoring was(More)
Adequate nutritional support is an important goal for the management of burn patients. Caloric requirements are higher than in any other major trauma or disease. The development of hypermetabolism and hypercatabolism leads to an increase in resting energy expenditure which depends on the severity of the injury. Therefore, with the intent to counteract these(More)
The aim of the study was to acquire basic knowledge on pharmacokinetic, metabolism and tolerance of a new 20% fatty emulsion with a 70% proportion of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and a 30% proportion of long-chain triglycerides (LCT) in the postoperative phase after a trauma of medium severity. - 12 female patients who had an elective rectal amputation(More)
The influence of piritramide and nalbuphine versus placebo on the postoperative comfort of 54 children of ASA-group I and II in the age between 1 and 4 years was tested in a randomized double blind trial using the comfort/discomfort scale according to Büttner et al. METHODS. Operations, premedication and anesthesia were standardized. The patients were(More)
In the postoperative state, hypercaloric parenteral nutrition is not indicated in every patient where enteral nutrition is not feasible. Low caloric protein oriented peripheral venous parenteral feeding might be an alternative nutritional regimen in moderate catabolic postoperative states. In a prospective study, 18 females received a completed nutritional(More)