Maximilian Weniger

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BACKGROUND Chylous leakage is a relevant clinical problem after major abdominal surgery leading to an increased length of stay. DATA SOURCES A systematic search of MEDLINE/PubMed and the Cochrane Library was performed according to the PRISMA statement. The search for the MeSH terms "chylous ascites" and/or "lymphatic fistula" retrieved a total of 2,348(More)
Extended liver resections in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are problematic due to hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Associating liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been promoted as a novel method to induce hypertrophy for patients with extensive colorectal liver metastases, but outcomes in HCC have(More)
Retroperitoneal lipomas are an extremely rare condition with only 17 cases described in the literature since 1980. They can reach enormous size and cause significant abdominal symptoms. The most important differential diagnosis is the well-differentiated liposarcoma, which preoperatively often may not definitely be ruled out. We present the case of a 73(More)
BACKGROUND Temporary intra-operative portocaval shunts (TPCS) are believed to improve outcomes after cava-sparing liver transplantation. We hypothesize that decompression of the portal venous system via a TPCS reduces gut congestion, thereby decreasing bacterial translocation. Thus, we sought to clarify whether transplantation with a TPCS alters rates of(More)
Background. Chronic pancreatitis is one of the main risk factors for pancreatic cancer. In acute and chronic pancreatitis, oxidative stress is thought to play a key role. In this respect, the recently described mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1 effectively scavenges reactive oxygen species at nanomolar concentrations. Therefore, we aimed to(More)
Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) causes significant morbidity and mortality after distal pancreatectomy. Patch coverage of the pancreatic stump is often used with the intention to prevent POPF. Despite numerous investigations, the effects of patch coverage remain unclear. The present meta-analysis aims to clarify the effects of patch coverage in(More)
INTRODUCTION Gender is increasingly recognized as a key factor in trauma and sepsis. Multiple clinical and experimental studies on sepsis have shown a distinct advantage of females in the proestrus cycle to survive sepsis compared with age-matched males. In addition, estrogen treatment is beneficial in non-proestrus cycles and also in ovarectomized females.(More)
The value of temporary intraoperative porto-caval shunts (TPCS) in cava-sparing liver transplantation is discussed controversially. Aim of this meta-analysis was to analyze the impact of temporary intraoperative porto-caval shunts on liver injury, primary non-function, time of surgery, transfusion of blood products and length of hospital stay in(More)
Several lines of evidence indicate that female sex is a protective factor in trauma and hemorrhage. In both clinical and experimental studies, proestrus females have been shown to have better chances of survival and reduced rates of posttraumatic sepsis. Estrogen receptors are expressed in a variety of tissues and exert genomic, as well as nongenomic(More)
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