Rebecca Keim

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BACKGROUND Vascular resection/reconstruction at the time of pancreatectomy is performed when limited vascular involvement is the only barrier to complete resection. Splenic vein (SV) ligation facilitates resection/reconstruction of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV)-portal vein (PV) confluence and widely exposes the superior mesenteric artery and celiac(More)
IMPORTANCE Pancreas divisum is an uncommon congenital anomaly that may result in chronic pancreatitis (chronic pancreatitis secondary to pancreas divisum [CPPD]) and intractable pain. We evaluated the role of the Frey procedure in the management of patients with pain related to CPPD as compared with patients with chronic pancreatitis secondary to alcohol(More)
BACKGROUND Unidentified and untreated early infant hearing loss leads to speech-language deficits as well as to cognitive, intellectual, emotional and psychosocial handicaps. Targeted hearing screening programs may miss approximately 50% of all hearing impaired children. METHODS In an universal hearing screening program with a two stage protocol, 1349(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess students' communication skills during clinical medical education and at graduation. METHODS We conducted an observational cohort study from 2007 to 2011 with 26 voluntary undergraduate medical students at Hamburg University based on video-taped consultations in year four and at graduation. 176 consultations were analyzed quantitatively(More)
BACKGROUND The BERAphon(R) method employing a special headphone and the time-course step-stimulus algorithm offers a quick and reliable tool for universal hearing screening in newborns. An ABR-based universal newborn hearing screening program has been established in Würzburg since August, 1997. Until August 2001, 4115 newborns have undergone primary and/or(More)
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