Matthias F. J. Hofer

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PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate a standardized ultrasonography (US) algorithm for the visualization of pathologic para-aortic tissue in retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five patients with lumbar RPF of typical extent, as determined by abdominal magnetic resonance imaging, were included. Examinations were conducted using(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of intraoral malignant tumors often leads to continuity defects of the mandible. Whereas the use of free vascularised flaps has shortcomings regarding donor site morbidity and a worse-fitting bone geometry, the nonvascularized iliac crest graft could be an alternative option. The purpose of this study was to describe the treatment(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate quality of life in patients after tumour resection, to assess different dimensions of quality of life, to compare a newly designed questionnaire with the Nottingham Health Profile. SUBJECTIVE A non-selected neurosurgically treated series of patients with meningiomas was investigated with reference to quality of life as a judgement(More)
UNLABELLED Quality of life (QoL) in head and neck cancer patients has been of increasing interest for some years. Unfortunately, only poor data exist regarding the impact of professional psychological support on QoL. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate psychological aspects of QoL as well as the potential need for additional(More)
In this paper, a new system for navigated control in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is presented. The system allows the safe and convenient use of a shaver that can be enabled by the surgeon only within a specified working space. Preoperatively, the surgeon defines this working space in the axial slices of the CT scan. During the surgery, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep disturbance is reported to be frequent in epilepsy. The role of comorbidity, which is frequently accompanied by sleep disturbance, has not been investigated. The present study assessed sleep disorders and circadian rhythm in patients with epilepsy, in whom relevant comorbidity was carefully excluded. METHODS Two hundred patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases affecting elderly persons. Male patients with osteoporosis have rarely been the focus of earlier studies. This study explores health related quality of life (HRQoL) indicators in a sample of German male patients with osteoporosis to determine potential avenues for clinical practice changes. (More)