Volker Seifert

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OBJECTIVE We report our initial clinical experience with a new method for intraoperative blood flow assessment. The purposes of the study were to assess the use of indocyanine green (ICG) video angiography in neurovascular cases, to assess the handling and image quality, to compare the findings with postoperative angiographic results, and to evaluate the(More)
A serum marker for malignant cerebral astrocytomas could improve both differential diagnosis and clinical management of brain tumour patients. To evaluate whether the serum concentration of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) may indicate glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in patients with single supratentorial space-occupying lesions, we prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative MRI is increasingly used in neurosurgery, although there is little evidence for its use. We aimed to assess efficacy of intraoperative MRI guidance on extent of resection in patients with glioma. METHODS In our prospective, randomised, parallel-group trial, we enrolled adults (≥18 years) with contrast enhancing gliomas amenable(More)
INTRODUCTION Delayed cerebral vasospasm occurring after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is still responsible for a considerable percentage of the morbidity and mortality in patients with aneurysms. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of delayed cerebral vasospasm is related to a number of pathological processes, including endothelial damage and smooth(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the significant recent progress in cerebral monitoring, it is still difficult to quantify the extent of primary brain injury and ongoing secondary damage after head injury. The objective of our study was to investigate S-100B protein as a serum marker of brain damage after severe head injury. METHODS Eighty-four patients with severe head(More)
Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of endothelin (ET)-1, ET-3, and big ET-1 in patients with aneurysmal rupture were measured serially for 2 weeks after the onset of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and compared with levels of ETs in patients without SAH and the plasma concentrations of ETs in normal volunteers. Big ET-1 was the(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate the validity of outcome prediction after severe head injury using serum levels of S-100B protein and neuron specific enolase. Eighty-two patients with severe head injury were included in this prospective study. Venous blood samples were taken after admission and every 24 h for a maximum of 10 consecutive days.(More)
OBJECT In this study, the authors' goal was to analyze a series of patients treated microsurgically for an anterior clinoid process (ACP) meningioma in regard to long-term functional outcome. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed clinical data in a consecutive series of 106 patients who underwent microsurgical treatment for an ACP meningioma at 2(More)
Aim: To determine the risk of postoperative hemorrhage during a 3-year period of early postoperative administration of nadroparin (Fraxiparin) plus compression stockings in a large cohort of patients who underwent spinal surgery. Methods: A total of 1,954 spinal procedures at different levels (503 cervical, 152 thoracic and 1,299 lumbar), performed between(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our clinical experience with a new laser scanning-based technique of surface registration. We performed a prospective study to measure the calculated registration error and the application accuracy of laser surface registration for intracranial image-guided surgery in the clinical setting. METHODS Thirty-four consecutive patients with(More)