Michael Sasse

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Hemangioendothelioma is the most frequent liver tumor in infancy. Untreated symptomatic patients with heart failure have a high mortality rate. Symptomatic forms may request nonoperative treatment, because surgery is burdened with high risks in patients with heart failure. The authors report their experience with interventional coil(More)
PURPOSE To examine the physical properties and chemical composition of particles captured by in-line microfilters in critically ill children, and to investigate the inflammatory and cytotoxic effects of particles on endothelial cells (HUVEC) and macrophages in vitro. METHODS Prospective, observational study of microfilters following their use in the(More)
PURPOSE Particulate contamination due to infusion therapy carries a potential health risk for intensive care patients. METHODS This single-centre, prospective, randomized controlled trial assessed the effects of filtration of intravenous fluids on the reduction of complications in critically ill children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).(More)
In July, 2003, during reinduction treatment 5 months after diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a 4-yearold girl presented with generalised tonic-clonic seizures. She had been treated according to protocol ALL-BFM 2000. Cranial CT and analysis of cerebrospinal fl uid showed no signs of cerebral haemorrhage. Ultra sonography showed an enlarged(More)
In patients awaiting LuTx, MV and ECMO are often the last ways to create a bridge to LuTx. Both interventions are associated with a poor posttransplant outcome and survival rate. To improve the results of these patients, new "bridging-strategies" are necessary. Recent reports demonstrate promising results for the concept of "awake ECMO" in adult patients.(More)
Especially in critically ill children with cardiac diseases, fluid management and monitoring of cardiovascular function are essential. Ultrasound dilution technique (UDT) was recently introduced to measure cardiac output (CO) and volumetric parameters, such as intrathoracic and end-diastolic blood volume. We compared UDT with the well-established(More)
BACKGROUND Infused particles induce thrombogenesis, impair microcirculation and modulate immune response. We have previously shown in critically ill children, that particle-retentive in-line filtration reduced the overall complication rate of severe events, length of stay and duration of mechanical ventilation. We now evaluated the influence of in-line(More)
A 4 1/2-year-old girl with a so far unremarkable medical history became comatose during a simple infection. She showed severe metabolic acidosis without elevation of lactate. In blood the branched-chain amino acids were increased. In urine ketone-bodies, increased 3-OH-isovaleric and 3-OH propionic acid excretion were detected, while methylmalonate was not(More)
Adenoviral (AdV) infections after transplantation remain a challenge in pediatric patients. Qualitative and quantitative PCR offer new approaches to early diagnosis and monitoring. However, their role in the management of AdV infections in pediatric transplant recipients remains to be determined. We report six children with positive qualitative serum-PCR(More)
With the aim of determining long-term outcome, the authors approached 38 families (average 2.1 years after trauma) with a questionnaire, following the acute-clinical treatment of head trauma of their children. Long-term damage was restricted almost exclusively to patients presenting with a Glasgow Coma Score < or =8. Paresis (16%), cranial nerve damage(More)