Maximilian Rauch

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AIMS Aortic stenosis causes cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, which often persists despite pressure unloading after aortic valve replacement. The persistence of myocardial fibrosis in particular leads to impaired cardiac function and increased mortality. We investigated whether granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) beneficially influences cardiac(More)
Ultrasound is not only used for diagnostic purposes but it also can be applied therapeutically so far that nowadays high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) even represents a novel non-invasive treatment modality for various solid tumors. HIFU works by causing selectively deep tissue destruction of target lesions within the body without harming adjacent and(More)
Prognosis of patients with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma is extremely poor. They often suffer from cancer-related pain reducing their quality of life. This prospective observational study aimed to evaluate feasibility, local tumour response, and changes in quality of life and symptoms in Caucasian patients with locally advanced pancreatic(More)
Diagnostic imaging of angiosarcoma and angiosarcoma metastasis has been described as confusing and challenging. We present a rare case of hepatic soft tissue angiosarcoma metastasis, which was diagnosed by contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). The case further exemplifies the ability of CEUS to solve discrepancies between other imaging modalities.
BACKGROUND The drug eluting stents have been shown to play a substantial role in preventing in-stent restenosis. This study was initiated to determine the efficacy of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) in an in-stent restenosis model for reducing neointimal hyperplasia after coronary stent placement. METHODS In a porcine overstretch model, three kinds of stents(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether a 3 D proton density-weighted fat-suppressed sequence (PDwFS) of the knee is able to replace multiplanar 2D-PDwFS. MATERIALS AND METHODS 52 patients (26 men, mean age: 41.9 ± 14.5years) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee at 3.0 Tesla using a T/R-coil. The imaging protocol included 3 planes of 2D-PDwFS(More)
PURPOSE To effect regression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Gat et al. (Andrologia 2008) proposed to occlude incompetent spermatic veins to reduce increased hydrostatic pressure on the prostatic venous plexus and prevent reflux with androgen rich blood from the testicles. Our aim was to implement this treatment strategy in clinical practice and to(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) used for the first time in Germany in patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer for reduction of tumor volume and relief of tumor-associated pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS 15 patients with locally advanced inoperable pancreatic cancer and tumor-related pain symptoms were(More)