Philip M Sommer

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Background and aims: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is used very frequently but may lead to postoperative bloating, inability to belch, and dysphagia. Partial wrapping has been reported to be equally effective but associated with fewer unfavorable postoperative symptoms. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to compare the results of a 270° wrap(More)
A novel cardiovascular navigation system known as MediGuide™ (MG) which allows non-fluoroscopic catheter tracking over a background of pre-recorded cine loops was recently introduced. This system allows significant reduction of fluoroscopy exposure which is one of the potentially harmful aspects of today's electrophysiological procedures such as ablations(More)
Outflow tract ventricular tachycardias (OT-VTs) re the most common form of idiopathic VTs. In>80-90% of cases OT-VT originates from the right ventricular outflow tract, however, other origins like the septum, the left ventricular outflow tract, the pulmonary artery, the aortic sinus of Valsalva, the area near the His bundle, and the epicardial surface of(More)
Outflow tract ventricular tachycardias (OT-VTs) re the most common form of idiopathic VTs. In > 80–90% of cases OT-VT originates from the right ventricular outflow tract, however, other origins like the septum, the left ventricular outflow tract, the pulmonary artery, the aortic sinus of Valsalva, the area near the His bundle, and the epicardial surface of(More)
Background Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the context of electrophysiology (EP) studies facilitates visualization of complex three-dimensional anatomy with the respective underlying arrhythmia substrate, real-time visualization of functional informations and complications, as well as lesion visualization during ablation under elimination of radiation(More)
Vorhofflimmern (VHF) ist die am häufigsten zu Krankenhausaufenthalten führende Herzrhythmusstörung. Allein in Deutschland sind schätzungsweise 3 Mio. Menschen betroffen. Der eingeschränkte Erfolg der medikamentösen Therapie sowie das bessere Verständnis der Pathophysiologie führten zur Entwicklung der katheterinterventionell geführten Therapie von VHF. In(More)
BACKGROUND Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are designed to restore baseline physiology, mitigate surgical stressors, and hasten recovery. Paramount to this approach is optimal pain control through multimodal analgesia and limiting reliance on opioid-based medications. Recent studies have fostered growing controversy surrounding the use of(More)
Radiofrequency ablation of focal atrial tachycardias (AT) is a validated technique with high success rates. However, electrophysiological (EP) characteristics and ablation strategy of localized reentrant AT originating from the coronary sinus ostium (CSo) have not been reported in detail so far. From January 2009 to July 2010, 1,453 patients underwent(More)
Bei 1663 Männern der Basler Studie (15–64jährig) wurde die Gewichtsveränderung als Differenz des Massenindex (MI) zwischen Anfang und Ende der 10 Jahre dauernden Studie mit Blutdruck (BD), Gesamtbetalipoproteiden (Beta-Lp), Cholesterin (Chol), Triglyceriden (TGL) und Rauchgewohnheiten verglichen. BD und Beta-Lp-Anstieg korrelierte signifikant (ie277-01) mit(More)
Pelvic floor hernias are rare. Three different types can be distinguished; these are, in order of decreasing frequency: obturator, perineal and sciatic hernias. We report a rare case of a perineal hernia with an intra- and extraperitoneal part. Furthermore a two-stage surgical approach (first transabdominal, then posterior) is presented. Beckenbodenhernien(More)