Otmar L Trentz

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Controlling the extent of inflammatory responses following brain injury may be beneficial since posttraumatic intracranial inflammation has been associated with adverse outcome. In order to elucidate(More)
It has been hypothesized that immunoactivation may contribute to brain damage and affect outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). In order to determine the role of inflammation after TBI, we(More)
It has become evident in recent years that intracranial inflammation after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is, at least in part, mediated by activation of the complement system. However, most(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence, main physiologic effects, and therapeutic management of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) after severe abdominal and/or pelvic trauma. DESIGN(More)
Interleukin (IL) 8 was measured in CSF of 14 patients with severe traumatic brain injury. IL-8 levels were significantly higher in CSF (up to 8,000 pg/ml) than serum (up to 2,400 pg/ml) (p < 0.05),(More)