Vilmos Vécsei

Learn More
OBJECTIVE S-100B and NSE proteins are considered to be neurobiochemical markers for the brain damage. The aim of this study was to consider the diagnostic and prognostic validity of the initial serum levels of S-100B and NSE in clinical use. METHODS Forty-five patients with traumatic brain injury were included in this prospective study. Neurologic(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite various reports in the literature, the appropriate treatment of Type II odontoid fractures remains controversial. Although there is an increasing tendency toward surgical treatment of these fractures in recent years, nonoperative treatment strategies are still regarded as a practicable method, particularly in elderly patients with(More)
UNLABELLED Following introduction of the compulsory use of seat belts in cars, whiplash injuries of the cervical spine have become common in everyday practice. Current treatment approaches lead to resolution of the symptoms within a short time in most cases but cannot prevent a small proportion of patients developing persistent health problems. The effects(More)
The hypothesis of this study was that with near infrared spectroscopy a decrease of the regional cerebral saturation would be detectable in patients with increased intracranial pressure. For this purpose, two study groups were compared: (A) eight healthy volunteers and (B) eight heart beating organ donors with brain stem herniation. The regional cerebral(More)
Human articular chondrocytes are expanded in monolayer culture in order to obtain sufficient cells for matrix-associated cartilage transplantation. During this proliferation process, the cells change their shape as well as their expression profile. These changes resemble those that occur during embryogenesis, when the limb anlagen form the interzone that(More)
We analyzed the congruence of the articular cartilage surfaces and the corresponding subchondral bone in the patellar joint. 20 volunteers underwent MRI investigations of the right patellar joint in 20 degree and 45 degree flexion in the axial plane. The sulcus, congruence, and lateral patellofemoral angles, measured on MRI slices centered through the(More)
BACKGROUND The current standard of care for operative repair of scaphoid fractures involves reduction and internal fixation with a single headless compression screw. However, a compression screw in isolation does not necessarily control rotational stability at a fracture or nonunion site. The single screw provides rotational control through friction and(More)
The aim of this study was to measure the magnitude and direction of forces and torque within osteotomized scaphoids within cadaveric wrists during grasping movement of the hand. The mechanical contributions of clinically relevant individual wrist-crossing tendon groups were investigated. Wrists of eight forearms were immobilized in the sagittal, transverse,(More)
BACKGROUND In order to enable a radiation-free, accurate and simple positioning of distal locking screws, a combined magnetic and manual targeting system has been developed by Sanatmetal®. Where a low-frequency magnetic field is initially used to detect the position of the first drill hole and three more holes can be found with a mechanical template. (More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical treatment of odontoid fractures that do not allow interfragmentary fracture compression involves either posterior atlantoaxial arthrodesis or additional anterior stabilization using a plate construct. The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcome after anterior plate fixation of odontoid fractures that(More)
  • 1