Maurus Pfister

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Two female patients were referred to us with a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the upper limb. One patient developed a CRPS type 1 after a radius fracture, the other presented a CRPS type 2 after a wrist trauma with a nerve injury of N. ulnaris. Both patients had progressive pain in spite of medical treatment (NSAID, Gabapentine, Calcitonine),(More)
BACKGROUND Earlier detection of acute exacerbations (AE) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could reduce emergency admissions and hospitalisations. Studies investigating COPD management programs supported by telehealthcare (THC) have shown conflicting results. OBJECTIVES To test the feasibility, safety and acceptance of THC for COPD. (More)
We describe the case of a 48-year-old patient presenting with abdominal pain with a history of cerebral ischemia due to a patent foramen ovale with heterozygous factor V mutation. Initial work-up demonstrate a significant thrombosis of the portal venous system combined with signs of portal hypertension (ascites, oesophageal varices). Ultrasound reveals no(More)
A patient with painless, bluish-red skin lesions under immunosuppressive treatment for kidney transplantation is presented. The clinical and histological diagnosis was Kaposi's sarcoma. This is a rare but serious complication in the immunocompromised patient. Human Herpes virus 8 (HHV 8) was recently found in the lesions from patients with Kaposi's sarcoma.(More)
The use of ACE-inhibitors in heart failure has been established over the past years. Their use is of uncertain value in the early phases of myocardial infarction, where they are supposed to prevent left ventricular dilatation. More recent studies (ISIS-4, GISSI-3) have tested early treatment by ACE-inhibitors in the acute phase of myocardial infarction. On(More)
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