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BACKGROUND Statistics of the Arbitration Office of the North German Medical Boards for extrajudicial claim resolution show that nearly 30 % of all panel proceedings confirm medical malpractice. In proceedings concerning fractures in children the percentage rises to 63 % with significant differences in various fracture localisations. METHODS Between 2000(More)
BACKGROUND Risk reducing measures like the surgical checklist have been proven to reduce effectively adverse events and improve patient safety and teamwork among surgical staff members. Nevertheless, many physicians still refuse to use even simple safety tools like the WHO checklist. A progress in patient safety can only be achieved by changing the(More)
There is no generally accepted method for compartmental pressure measurement, as yet. Substantial disadvantages are implied in methods based on outflow resistance measurement, and, above all, these methods are hardly suitable for long-time pressure measurement nor for objectivation of dynamic pressure alterations. Described in this paper is the authors' own(More)
This study reports on follow-up controls of 53 children with fractures of the humerus near the elbow-joint. 31 children had supracondylar fractures, 11 condylar fractures and 11 other lesions of the lateral epicondylus. The examination was carried out with special attention to functional aspects. A new own method for measuring the flexion force of the elbow(More)
Because of the enormous progress of science and technology and increasing possibilities in diagnostics and therapeutics guidelines are also necessary in pediatric urology. Guidelines must have the non-committal character of recommendations in order not to reduce the freedom of medical action in diagnosis and therapy to the detriment of patient interests.(More)
In the present paper is reported on the estimation of several physical parameters of the urinary stream leaving the urethra in boys. Normal values which we determined in 33 boys could be compared with the measuring values in patients with subvesical disturbances of the passage. Proximal stenoses are characterized by a low residual energy of the urinary(More)
Measurements of the pressure in the urethra were performed under standardized conditions with the aid of perfused catheters in 20 fertile and 20 postmenopausal women, from it 12 women after local estrogen therapy by means of Ostriol-Ovula. Hormone-cytological swabs from the urethra, vagina and from the urinary cells were done. Proliferation of the(More)