Stefanie Schultz

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Percutaneous catheter drainage of intrathoracic collections has developed as a natural extension of similar interventional radiologic procedures in the abdomen. The advent of CT and sonography, which allow detection and characterization of pleural and parenchymal collections, combined with advances in drainage catheter design and interventional techniques,(More)
BACKGROUND The current health care climate demands the provision of quality patient care in a cost-effective manner. Clinical pathways define the essential components of care that are provided to patients with a specific diagnosis to achieve a desired outcome within a predetermined period. Development and implementation of clinical pathways streamline the(More)
The repair of skin defects in the head and neck region still poses a significant problem for many clinicians. Tissue expansion is described as a treatment option providing good color, texture, and thickness match of the expanded skin. Unfortunately, the complication rates for tissue expansion range from 0 to 48 %. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to(More)
Radiologically guided percutaneous drainage procedures are commonly performed to manage a variety of intrathoracic collections. As a natural extension of similar procedures performed for abdominal and pelvic collections, these procedures use both the conventional and cross-sectional imaging modalities to detect intrathoracic collections and to guide safe(More)
The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma is increasing by 10% a year and by as much as 30% a year among whites living in the sunbelt. If present trends continue, it will soon be one of the most common cancers occurring in fair-skinned individuals who have sustained severe sunburns. Although sunlight is the major cause of melanoma, several other(More)
The thickness of a tumor has been identified as the principal prognostic factor in cutaneous malignant melanoma. However, time to recurrence has not conclusively been related to thickness. A retrospective study of 216 patients with a primary cutaneous malignant melanoma that recurred was conducted to clarify this relationship and investigate possible(More)
Objective:To investigate micronutrient supply in phenylketonuria (PKU) patients on a relaxed diet.Subjects/Methods:Sixty-seven patients (6–45 years) with a phenylalanine tolerance ⩾600 mg/day were included in the study. From a 3-day diet record, protein supply as well as consumption of essential amino acids and several micronutrients were assessed and(More)
Postoperative monitoring of microvascular free-tissue transfer is essential to the early identification and correction of vascular compromise. Laser Doppler flowmetry is a noninvasive monitor of capillary bed perfusion. Its current clinical use requires continuous monitoring and trend analysis to detect changes in capillary perfusion. This study(More)
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