Michael Keymling

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Intestinal stenting is a procedure that is rapidly coming into more widespread use. It is reported to be a safe and highly effective alternative in patients with unresectable intestinal obstruction. Recent reports show the value of this procedure in colorectal obstruction, as it is relatively safe and can avoid the need for high-risk emergency laparotomy(More)
Protein-energy malnutrition reduces the quality of life, lengthens the time in hospital and dramatically increases mortality. Currently there is no simple and objective method available for assessing nutritional status and identifying malnutrition. The aim of this work is to develop a novel assistance system that supports the physician in the assessment of(More)
Abstract Objective. To determine the effect of immediate vs. next-day feeding after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in intensive care and intermediate care patients. Design and setting. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial of the clinical outcome in two German hospitals. Patients. The study included 80 patients: 40 in group 1 who received enteral(More)
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