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INTRODUCTION Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common nosocomial infections after surgery.However, clinical guidance on how to handle any suspicious clusters of SSI in orthopaedic surgery is missing. We report on problem analysis and solution finding following the observation of an increased rate of SSI in trauma implant surgery. SETTING Trauma(More)
Numerous comorbidities and cofactors have been known to influence wound healing processes. In this multicentre study, clinical data of 1 000 patients with chronic leg ulcers from ten specialised dermatological wound care centers were analysed. The patient cohort comprised 567 females and 433 males with an average age of 69·9 years. The wounds persisted on(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic leg ulcers are handicapped in daily life, both by physical complaints and social problems. The aim of our study was not only to assess a possible impairment of quality of life (QOL) of leg ulcer patients but also to evaluate if there is a real improvement of QOL after healing of the ulcer. Patients with chronic venous(More)
HINTERGRUND Die Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) ist eine seltene, granulomatöse inflammatorische Erkrankung der Haut unklarer Pathophysiologie mit potentieller Assoziation zum Diabetes mellitus. Weitere relevante Kofaktoren und Komorbiditäten wurden bislang kontrovers diskutiert. PATIENTEN UND METHODIK Differenziert ausgewertet wurden die(More)
Patients treated with TNF-alpha inhibitors frequently have serum autoantibodies, but only a few develop clinically apparent lupus erythematosus. The TNF-alpha inhibitor adalimumab is a fully humanized antibody and seems to induce autoantibodies less frequently than other drugs of this group. We report on a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, who developed(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-overlap syndromes are a very heterogeneous and remarkable subgroup of SSc-patients, who present at least two connective tissue diseases (CTD) at the same time, usually with a specific autoantibody status. OBJECTIVES To determine whether patients, classified as overlap syndromes, show a disease course different from(More)
The term 'regenerative medicine' refers to a new and expanding field in biomedical research that focuses on the development of innovative therapies allowing the body to replace, restore and regenerate damaged or diseased cells, tissues and organs. It combines several technological approaches including the use of soluble molecules, biomaterials, tissue(More)
BACKGROUND While intrauterine devices (IUDs) provide highly effective contraception, pregnancies among IUD users do rarely occur. The objective of this systematic review is to assess the evidence about risks for adverse pregnancy outcomes among women who conceive with an IUD in situ. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, POPLINE, EMBASE and LILACS databases from(More)