Torsten Wolff

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STUDY OBJECTIVE Microdialysis measurements of human cardiac metabolism during and after cardiac operations have not been published up to now. The goal of this study was to evaluate feasibility of the method in a clinical setting and to interpret first results. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 5 patients microdialysis measurements were made in regular intervals(More)
Complement activation and leukocyte stimulation were prospectively studied during and after cardiopulmonary bypass in 16 children receiving sodium nitroprusside--a nitrovasodilator releasing nitric oxide--for vasodilation during the cooling and rewarming periods of extracorporeal circulation. Results were compared with those in 29 patients who were not(More)
Modern 3D visualization environments for medical image data provide high interactivity and flexibility but depend on the expert knowledge and the experience of the user with respect to the software application. The definition of the visualization parameters is a manual time-consuming process and as a result, inter-patient or inter-study comparisons are(More)
We describe a case of perforation of the thoracic aorta caused by the tip of an intra-aortic balloon pump. The perforation was confirmed by computed tomography (CT) scan and immediate surgical repair was successful. Vascular injury due to the insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump is quite common but is predominantly confined to limb ischemia or injury(More)
UNLABELLED We retrospectively compared perioperative donor outcomes and early complication rate of right- and left-sided retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy (RLDN). METHODS From November 2001 to April 2006, we performed 118 RLDN. Including 24% (n = 28) right-sided RLDN and 76% (n = 90) left-sided RLDN. Perioperative results and the rate of(More)
Biological effects of acute pravastatin treatment in patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Michael Schneck (MS): The first paper supports the observation of the SPARCL study (Stroke Prevention by Aggressive Reduction in Cholesterol) that statins are of benefit in reducing the risk of ischemic stroke.(More)
A 17 year old healthy young man suffered a motor-vehicle accident with severe polytrauma. During the rehabilitation a slight hypertension and a blood pressure difference of 30-40 mmHg between arms and legs was recognized. Mindful of a possible aortic lesion, an angio-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a 2.7x4.2 cm thoracic false aneurysm at the(More)
The lesion-to-normal-bone ratios of DBA-MDP (dibutylamino-methylene-diphosphonate), DPD (dicarboxypropane-diphosphonate) and MDP (methylene-diphosphonate) each labeled with 99mTc, were evaluated in experimental bone lesions. In 3-day old lesions this ratio was increased twofold for DBA-MDP in comparison with MDP and DPD which showed nearly equal ratios.(More)
INTRODUCTION We retrospectively compared perioperative donor outcomes and early postoperative pain control after retroperitoneoscopic (RLDN) and standard open (OLDN) living donor nephrectomy. METHODS One hundred donors included fifty after RLDN (37 women/13 men) and 50 after OLDN (35 women/15 men) were retrospectively analyzed for basic analgesics, for(More)