Wolfgang Heiss-Dunlop

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Routine prophylaxis for venous thromboembolic disease after total hip replacement (THR) is recommended. Pneumatic compression with foot pumps seems to provide an alternative to chemical agents. However, the overall number of patients investigated in randomised clinical trials has been too small to draw evidence-based conclusions. This randomised clinical(More)
Previous studies have shown that the outcomes of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) vary significantly between patients, but few studies have identified prognostic indicators. The aim of this study was to determine whether psychological factors are associated with recovery from recently onset CRPS amongst patients followed prospectively for 1 year.(More)
PURPOSE To compare the inclination of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) on computed tomography (CT) and plain radiography (XR) in order to assess the effect of narrowing the range of inclination used in the original Tolat classification system to identify potentially problematic reverse oblique DRUJs. METHODS Two independent investigators compared the(More)
OBJECTIVE Factors influencing disability and work absence in complex regional pain syndrome type-1 (CRPS)-1 have not been thoroughly described in the literature. We sought to determine whether demographic variables, work-related factors, CRPS clinical severity ratings, pain scores, or psychological variables were associated with disability and sick leave in(More)
Mortality rate of elective infrarenal aortic aneurysm (AA) surgery has been reduced during the last 2 decades but not that of ruptured AA (RAA) operated on emergency (mortality rate about 45 %). However, autotransfusion has been introduced recently in the management of ruptured AA and appeared to reduce drastically mortality of RAA in a retrospective(More)
PURPOSE Community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are reported to be increasing worldwide. In the United States when rates exceed 15% empiric treatment is suggested. The aim of our study was to determine local rates and treatment of CA-MRSA within our region. METHODS Nine hundred and forty-two patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The literature concerning the outcomes of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is contradictory, with some studies suggesting high rates of symptom resolution, whilst others demonstrate that CRPS symptoms can persist and lead to significant disability. The aim of the present study was to carefully document the extent of recovery from each of the(More)
-Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) is based on intermittent time-cycled release of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to a lower pressure level. APRV augments ventilation by passive lung deflation from a baseline lung volume established by CPAP and is designed to allow unrestricted spontaneous breathing throughout the ventilator cycle. As a(More)
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