Matthias Biebl

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Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic systemic vasculitis of large- and medium-sized vessels, mainly affecting elderly patients. Headache, vision impairment, jaw claudication, and scalp tenderness are common symptoms. However, diagnosis can be difficult because GCA can affect almost every vascular pathway and lead to a variety of possible manifestations.(More)
We examined subclinical alterations of cerebral function during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and predictability of minor cerebral damage by perioperative levels of biochemical markers of brain damage (S100B and neuron-specific enolase [NSE]). Twenty consecutive patients with > or =70% asymptomatic carotid stenosis undergoing elective CEA were enrolled. Pre-(More)
Clostridium difficile (CD) is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in solid organ transplantation (SOT). Between 1996 and 2005, a total of 2474 solid organ transplants were performed at our institution, of which 43 patients developed CD-associated diarrhea. There were 3 lung, 3 heart, 20 liver, 8 kidney-pancreas, 6 kidney, 1 composite tissue, and 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the wound complication rate in patients undergoing transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic (SIL) surgery. BACKGROUND SIL surgery claims to be less invasive than conventional laparoscopy. Small SIL series have raised concerns toward a higher wound complication rate related to the transumbilical incision. METHODS In a 44-month(More)
Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war, ehemalige Teilnehmer (n=869) eines anatomischen Workshops zur Regionalanästhesieausbildung zu befragen, um demographische Daten und die Auswirkungen des Kursbesuches auf die klinische Praxis zu evaluieren. Für die Rücksendung der nichtgekennzeichneten Fragebögen wurden 60 Tage als Stichtag festgelegt. Die anonymisierte(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of intraoperative colonoscopy in laparoscopically assisted left-sided colon resection for the assessment of anastomosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutive laparoscopically assisted left-sided colon resections performed at our department between May 2001 and February 2006 were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The G-allele in position rs738409 of patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 3 (PNPLA3) is associated with an increased hepatic concentration of triglyceride and is a risk factor for advanced liver disease. We investigated the association of donor and recipient risk alleles with the development of graft steatosis after liver(More)
Compartment syndrome is caused by increased local pressure that compromises the circulation and function of the affected tissue [1]. In the reperfusion period after restoration of blood flow, reactive oxygen species and histamine have been implicated as potential mediators of pathological changes that include cell rupture, release of intracellular(More)
To evaluate the outcome of patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) treated with stereotactic radiofrequency ablation (SRFA). Following IRB approval, a retrospective evaluation of 98 SRFA treatment sessions of 189 CRLMs in 63 consecutive patients was performed. Local recurrence rate (LR), overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were(More)