Sebastian Wutzler

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BACKGROUND The role of acute coagulopathy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) on outcome has gained increasing appreciation over the recent years. This study was conducted to assess the frequency, outcome, and risk factors associated with this complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using the large, multi-center population-based Trauma Registry of the German(More)
BACKGROUND The platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDFG-r), a tyrosine kinase, is expressed in 88% of primary prostate cancer and in 80% of the metastases. The tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib blocks the PDGF signaling pathway by inhibiting PDGF-r autophosphorylation. We examined the cytotoxic effects of imatinib in combination with other anticancer(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality after trauma has been shown to be influenced by host factors, such as age and preexisting medical conditions (PMCs). The independent predictive value of specific PMCs for in-hospital mortality after adjustment for injury severity, injury pattern, age, and presence of other PMCs has not been fully elucidated. STUDY DESIGN Records of(More)
The rate of periprosthetic femoral fractures after hip arthroplasty is rising and the estimated current lifetime incidence is 0.4–2.1%. While most authors recommend revision arthroplasty in patients with loose femoral shaft components, treatment options for patients with stable stem are not fully elucidated. Against this background we performed a(More)
OBJECTIVES Although prehospital treatment algorithms have changed over the past years, the prehospital time of multiple trauma patients of some 70 min and the on-scene-treatment time (OST) of some 30 min have not changed since 1993. The aim of this study was to critically assess specific interventions and conditions at the scene in relation to their impact(More)
Needlestick injuries (NSI) pose a significant health hazard among healthcare personnel (HCP). The aim of our prospective observational study was to evaluate the psychological impact of NSI and assess measures to prevent NSI. The target group was the medical staff and students of Frankfurt University Hospital who had experienced a NSI (n = 370) during the(More)
Procalcitonin (PCT) is known to be a reliable biomarker of sepsis and infection. Elevation of serum or plasma PCT has also been observed after major surgery or trauma. The association of PCT with the severity or location of injury in multiple traumatized (polytrauma) patients has not been clearly established, to date. The aim of this study was therefore to(More)
BACKGROUND The Trauma Associated Severe Haemorrhage (TASH)-Score has been recognized as an easy-to-calculate scoring system to predict the probability for massive transfusion (MT) as a surrogate for life-threatening haemorrhage after injury. Changes with respect to management and outcome of these patients over time prompted a revalidation and an update of(More)
OBJECTIVES Proximal humeral fractures account for approximately 5% of all fractures. New plating techniques have been developed to improve stability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcome following plate fixation with the Proximal Humeral Internal Locking System (PHILOS) and to analyze potential implant-related complications. (More)
OBJECTIVE The role of acute coagulopathy after severe trauma as a major contributor to exsanguination and death has recently gained increasing appreciation, but the causes and mechanisms are not fully understood. This study was conducted to assess the risk factors associated with acute traumatic coagulopathy together with quantitative estimates of their(More)