Patrick Köhler

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Fifty patients with disease involving the psoas compartment were analyzed. There were 27 patients with inflammation, 17 with tumor, and 6 with hemorrhage. In all but 3 cases the disease did not originate in the psoas but spread there from neighboring structures. Disease processes followed the fascial planes in patients with abscesses and hemorrhage but were(More)
Two patients with massive gastrointestinal bleeding are reported. One bled from an aneurysm of a branch of the left hepatic artery, the blood reaching the bowel through communication with the biliary tree. The second had an aneurysm of a branch of the splenic artery which communicated with the pancreatic duct. This type of bleeding is intermittent and,(More)
Computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and 111In-labeled leukocyte scans are all used in the evaluation of abdominal abscesses. In this study, 170 patients in whom one, two, or all three of these modalities were used retrospectively reviewed. Diagnostic accuracy of 96% for CT, 90% for ultrasound, and 92% for 111In leukocyte scans was achieved. It was often(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) within the peritoneal cavity is rapidly evolving, using transgastric, transcolonic, or transvaginal access. There is little experience with transesophageal NOTES access to the mediastinum. This prospective long-term animal survival study was performed to explore the(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a frequent and severe problem after treatment of patients with hematological malignancies. This symptom has been associated with anemia, reduced physical performance, mood, endocrine disorders and impaired nutritional status. Recently, it has been suggested that fatigue can be related to a persistent activation of the immune system(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is currently developed and assessed mainly in pig experiments. The vast majority of studies show a good outcome in short-term follow-up. The current study aims at comparing various parameters of postinterventional assessment and surveillance in relation to clinical behavior(More)