Steffen Schirmer

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BACKGROUND Autologous breast reconstruction is predominantly performed using free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous or deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps. However, some patients are not suitable candidates for flaps from the lower abdomen. The transverse skin island of the gracilis muscle presents an additional option, as it includes(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetic foot ulcers occur in approximately 2,5% of patients suffering from diabetes and may lead to major infections and amputation. Such ulcers are responsible for a prolonged period of hospitalization and co- morbidities caused by infected diabetic foot ulcers. Small, superficial ulcers can be treated by special conservative means. However,(More)
Identifying rare genetic forms of infantile cholestasis is challenging due to their similar clinical presentation and their diverse etiology. After exclusion of common non-genetic causes a huge list of rare differential diagnosis remains to be solved. More than 90 genes are associated with monogenic forms of infantile cholestasis, thus preventing routine(More)
The internal mammary artery (IMA) is the standard recipient vessel for autologous breast reconstruction. To save the IMA for bypass surgery, to keep flap pedicles short, and to allow better flap positioning, the IMA perforators were used. Forty-six flaps for immediate breast reconstructions were performed in 39 patients. In the first 22 patients, the(More)
The authors recommend and comment on the following structure for forensic-psychiatric expert opinion on offenders under the influence of alcohol. (I) Statement as to the presence of psychopathological impairment apart from acute intoxication, and, if present, what impairment. (II) Assessment of the actual impairment due to intoxication at the time of the(More)