Waldemar Kozuschek

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The standard Whipple procedure involves intestinal disturbances, such as dumping, diarrhea, dyspeptic complaints and the occurrence of ulcers of the anastomoses. A postoperative weight loss was observed ranging between 10 and 40 kilograms. Only a few patients were able to compensate after several months. It was thought that preservation of the intact(More)
Causes, pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapy and a retrospective analysis of small bowel obstruction were reviewed. 85 patients were operated during a 5-year period. The etiology of obstruction were adhesions (45 cases), hernia (20 cases) and 20 other cases. The mortality rate for the series was 8%. The most important factor of prognosis is the early(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery is estimated to produce a minor surgical injury in comparison with open and laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Studies in the past compare almost data of the first hours until day two. However, the surgical injury and the wound healing metabolism has to be detected. METHODS A prospective study was designed to investigate(More)
Since the introduction of the bladder drainage technique, the number of pancreas transplants performed has now reached 1,000 per year worldwide. Most of these transplants have been performed in the United States. In contrast, the number of pancreas transplants performed in the Eurotransplant community has remained at a low level for several years. The(More)
A new method of thrombotic material by ultrasound is reported. Preliminary experiments first showed that it is possible to destroy fresh thrombi of different size and to remove them simultaneously. With the same method thrombi of the vena iliaca communis of the dog were completely removed. Till now, important and limiting side-effects were not seen Es wurde(More)
The prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesizing capacity of human gastrointestinal tissues obtained at surgery was investigated using radioimmunoassay for prostaglandin E2, leukotriene B4 and sulfidopeptide leukotrienes. The leukotriene immunoassay data were validated by high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). During incubation at 37 degrees C, fragments(More)
The experience worldwide with pancreas transplantation includes more than 9000 cases. In the most popular patient group (simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation, SPK) the graft-function rate at 1 year now reaches more than 80%. More than 90% of all pancreas transplants were performed using the bladder-drainage technique (BD) with systemic venous(More)
Sinde the introduction of the bladder drainage technique, the number of pancreas transplants performed has now reached 1000/year worldwide. Most of these transplants have been performed in the United States. In contrast, the number of pancreas transplants performed in the Eurotransplant community has remained at a low level for several years. The results of(More)
The probably successful treatment of a 42 year old diabetic patient suffering from relapsing abdominothoracic actinomycosis with imipenem is reported. Several earlier attempts to cure the patient by combination of surgical procedures (including cysto-jejunostomy and pancreatic tail resection) in combination with four or six week courses of intravenously(More)