Prof. Dr. P. Porges

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Local anesthetics are in general not suitable for the treatment of patients with severe cancer pain. Local blocks are useful for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. As their action is instantaneous and reliable, they can be used to relieve pain for a limited period of time. The use of local anesthetics may yield long-lasting relief in some specific pain(More)
We developed the esophageal tracheal combitube (ETC), a plastic twin-lumen tube, one lumen resembling an esophageal obturator airway (EOA), the other resembling an endotracheal airway (ETA). Ventilation is possible after either esophageal or tracheal placement of the ETC. A specially designed pharyngeal balloon replaces the mask of the EOA and provides(More)
Coeliac plexus block, an established method of treatment for pain associated with pancreatitis and cancer, was used in neurosurgical patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction. The study was performed in 16 patients whose gastric reflux volume exceeded 600 ml per day for 3 consecutive days. Patients were allocated to a block group (n = 8) or a control group(More)
Wir berichten von einem 65jährigen Patienten mit einer 10 Jahre langen radikulären Schmerzanamnese. Eine Diagnosestellung “postzosterische Neuralgie nach Herpes zoster sine herpete” erfolgte erst 9 Jahre nach Schmerzbeginn. Alle bis dahin durchgeführten Schmerztherapieversuche, Operationen und Eingriffe der verschiedenen Spezialdisziplinen schlugen fehl.(More)
Thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy (TES) is a short surgical procedure used for the treatment of palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis. It involves pneumothorax, the lateral and head up position, and necessitates minimal chest excursions during breathing, so that a special type of anaesthesia is required. In 13 patients two different methods were compared and(More)
Thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy (TES) is a short surgical procedure used for the treatment of axillary and palmar hyperhydrosis. It involves creation of tension pneumothorax, lateral and head-up position and necessitates minimal lung excursions during breathing, so that a special anaesthetic technique is required. In six otherwise healthy patients an(More)