Sven Juergens

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PURPOSE Contour Transtar procedure for rectal prolapse is a promising technique according to safety and efficacy. One potential surgical problem is failure of the stapler due to the thick rectal wall. In order to evaluate the practicability and the impending limitations of the Contour Transtar technique, we reviewed our data with special respect to the(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing dialysis therapy. Aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is a correlation between a past infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae inducing antibody production and the manifestation of symptomatic(More)
A prospective, randomised study was conducted to compare the wound closure performance and cosmetic outcome of caesarean section wounds closed with traditional Prolene suture or a new wound closure device (Leukosan(®) SkinLink). Sixty-one patients referred to primary section were allocated to wound closure with either Leukosan(®) SkinLink or Prolene suture.(More)
In an elective laparoscopic surgery, the cosmetic outcome becomes increasingly important. We conducted a study to evaluate the cosmetic outcome 3 months after a laparoscopic procedure and compared skin adhesive (SA) versus transcutaneous suture (TS). A randomized, controlled, prospective study was conducted at a single study centre in Hamburg, Germany.(More)
INTRODUCTION Anterior access to the lumbar spine is established for disc replacement surgery and anterior interbody fusion in the lumbar spine. The spine is accessed normally from the left side either by a transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach through a midline or oblique skin incision. After reaching the retroperitoneum and depending on the level of(More)
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