Philipp Hacker

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PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of a capsular bending ring (CBR) or tension ring (CTR) on capsular bag shrinkage. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, and Department of Medical Biometry, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. METHODS In 92 eyes of 92 patients, a capsular measuring ring (CMR)(More)
Pneumopericardium and pneumomediastinum following closed chest injury are rare findings, especially when symptoms are delayed for several days and are not associated with other related traumatic entities. A case is presented of a 14-year-old boy who developed symptoms of precordial chest pains and splinting two days after sustaining a direct blow to his(More)
Fifty Wistar rats underwent right epididymo-deferens anastomosis by microsurgery, 1 to 4 weeks after ligation of the right epididymo-deferens loop. The left testis was removed in the first 32 rats. The others also underwent anastomosis but without prior ligation. Amongst the 25 rats now studied by mating, vaso-epididymography and dye injection, we have(More)
On the basis of a personal series of 372 cases of renal transplantation performed in children, half of whom presented congenital urinary tract malformations, the authors report 110 complications (29.6%). The most frequent complications were urological (14.2%), consisting essentially of fistulae (8.9%) and stenoses (3%). These were followed by vascular(More)
Thymic Epithelial Tumors (TETs), the most common tumors in the anterior mediastinum in adults, show a unique association with autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and represent a multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Neither risk factors nor established biomarkers for TETs exist. Predictive and diagnostic markers are urgently needed. Heat(More)
Intestinal grafts as a means to external shunting of urine during renal transplant operation were described by W.D. Kelly as early as 1966. Since then 80 cases have been reported in the Anglo-Saxon literature. A total of 68 well-documented cases showed functional kidneys in 52%, complications in 42% and a 13% mortality rate. Between 1973 and 1985, of 400(More)