Michael Lohmann

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Five patients with extensive deep burns developed septicaemia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa serogroup O-7.8 and phage type 21 or 21/188 shortly after they had been admitted to hospital. Four other burned patients became colonized with the same strain. The source of infection was contaminated tap water used for irrigation of the burns, as part of the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports on Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) have documented rapid healing of chronic plantar neuropathic forefoot ulcers. METHODS Sixty-eight patients with 75 ulcerated neuropathic feet (63 patients with diabetes with 69 ulcerated feet) underwent ATL and were retrospectively studied for chronic plantar ulceration in the forefoot and(More)
The regenerative potential declines upon aging. This might be due to cell-intrinsic changes in stem and progenitor cells or to influences by the microenvironment. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) raise high hopes in regenerative medicine. They are usually culture expanded in media with fetal calf serum (FCS) or other serum supplements such as human platelet(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Culture media for mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are generally supplemented with fetal bovine serum. Human platelet lysate (hPL) has been proven to be a very effective alternative without the risk of xenogeneic infections or immune reactions. In contrast to fetal bovine serum, hPL comprises plasma, and anticoagulants-usually unfractionated(More)
This investigation is a review of the injuries due to fireworks seen in five casualty departments in Denmark over a period of four years. These casualty departments have a total catchment population of 675,000 (13% of the population of Denmark). The review is based on data from the Danish section of EHLASS-project. (Europea Home and Leisure Accident(More)
Healing and recurrence rates were compared in leg ulcers of different aetiology in 385 patients with 406 chronic leg ulcers. Standard treatment was excision of the ulcer followed by meshed split-skin grafting and correction of superficial venous insufficiency in the area. The median age of the patients was 75 years (range 16-95). After one year 345 patients(More)
Proper treatment of compartment syndrome is fasciotomy. Secondary skin defects often complicate the course and require skin-grafting procedures. The present investigation is a retrospective study based on 17 fasciotomies. Their courses are reported, and the possibility of primary skin excision with the purpose of delayed grafting is demonstrated. This(More)
In the surgery of burns a good healing of donor areas is essential. A controlled trial of 17 cases is presented. Mirror-image donor areas in the same patient were treated on one leg with a traditional dressing of paraffin gauze, Jelonet, on the other leg with Kaltostat, a calcium sodium alginate wound dressing. Healing time, haemostasis, ease and comfort(More)