Sibylle A. Kozek-Langenecker

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INTRODUCTION The appropriate strategy for trauma-induced coagulopathy management is under debate. We report the treatment of major trauma using mainly coagulation factor concentrates. METHODS This retrospective analysis included trauma patients who received >or= 5 units of red blood cell concentrate within 24 hours. Coagulation management was guided by(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the pain-relieving effect and the subjective well-being between auricular electro-acupuncture (EA) analgesia, auricular acupuncture (A) and conventional analgesia with remifentanil (CO). METHODS A total of 94 women undergoing IVF were randomized to auricular acupuncture with (EA, n = 32) or without (A, n =(More)
: The management of perioperative bleeding involves multiple assessments and strategies to ensure appropriate patient care. Initially, it is important to identify those patients with an increased risk of perioperative bleeding. Next, strategies should be employed to correct preoperative anaemia and to stabilise macrocirculation and microcirculation to(More)
Coagulopathy associated with massive operative blood loss is an intricate, multicellular and multifactorial event. Massive bleeding can either be anticipated (during major surgery with high risk of bleeding) or unexpected. Management requires preoperative risk evaluation and preoperative optimization (discontinuation or modification of anticoagulant drugs,(More)
UNLABELLED Acupuncture is an established adjuvant analgesic modality for the treatment of chronic pain. Electrical stimulation of acupuncture points is considered to increase acupuncture analgesia. In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study we tested the hypothesis that auricular electroacupuncture (EA) relieves pain more effectively(More)
With the development of a new generation of hydroxyethyl starches (HES), there has been renewed interest in their clinical potential. High doses of first- and second-generation HES were associated with adverse effects on renal function, coagulation, and tissue storage, thereby limiting their clinical applicability. Newer HES products have lower molar(More)
We evaluated the effect of various hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions on platelet function. Blood was obtained before and after the IV infusion (10 mL/kg) of saline (n = 10), HES 70/0.5--0.55 (molecular weight in kD/degree of substitution; n = 10), HES 130/0.38--0.45 (n = 10), HES 200/0.6--0.66 (n = 10), or HES 450/0.7--0.8 (n = 10) in otherwise healthy(More)
UNLABELLED In this prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study, we tested the hypothesis that auricular electroacupuncture relieves pain more effectively than conventional manual auricular acupuncture. We studied 21 chronic cervical pain patients without radicular symptoms with insufficient pain relief (visual analogue scale >5) treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of two doses of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1, alprostadil) combined with unfractionated heparin on the hemofilter life-span and the coagulation profile during continuous venovenous hemofiltration. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Intensive care unit at a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS(More)