Wolfgang Künzel

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BACKGROUND While agreement exists about the benefits of regionalization for high-risk births, little evidence exists regarding regionalization of low-risk births. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of regionalization on neonatal survival focussed on low-risk births. METHODS Data from the perinatal birth register of Hesse, 1990-1999(More)
The increase in follicular diameter during maturation is accompanied by an increase in vascular supply. The oxygen tension (PO2) in the follicular fluid of the growing follicle should therefore give an insight whether the oxygen delivery during this pertinent process is sufficient. Follicular fluid of 20 patients subjected to in vitro fertilization and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of being small for gestational age (SGA) on very preterm mortality and morbidity rates by using different birthweight percentile thresholds and whether these effects differ by the cause of the preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN The study included singletons and twins alive at onset of labor between 24 and 31 weeks of gestation(More)
In order to analyze the pathophysiology behind the clinical similarity acutely after limb trauma and in acute stages of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), 20 patients with external fixation after distal radius fracture (3.5 days after surgery) without signs of CRPS and 24 patients suffering from acute CRPS I (without nerve lesion; duration, 5 weeks)(More)
OBJECTIVE We launched a prospective cranial ultrasound study at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Giessen. In this study we examined the incidence and severity of brain damage in neonates and related them to various obstetrical risk factors. STUDY DESIGN More than 90% of all neonates born between 1984 and 1988 were included(More)
OBJECTIVE The health care system in many developing countries is less efficient compared with that in the industrialized world. The aim of the present study was to investigate the differences of the efficiency of the health care in obstetrics in Nigeria, Mali and Togo. STUDY DESIGN The data were collected in African district hospitals from Lomé/Togo (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the continuing debate about the benefits of caesarean section for very preterm infants, we sought to describe caesarean section rates for infants between 28 and 31 weeks of gestation in European regions and their association with regional mortality and short-term morbidity. STUDY DESIGN Singletons and twins without lethal congenital(More)
The main purpose of this article is to point out common pitfalls that can confuse comparative analyses of indicators of perinatal health and to discuss ways to overcome or minimize these difficulties. The challenge is to distinguish 'real' variations in the value of an indicator from variations due to differences in registration practices and definitions(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to assess the quality of preoperative diagnostic, primary surgical, and postoperative treatment of ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers in women in Hesse, Germany, in relation to current international recommendations. METHODS Data on all diagnostic, surgical, and postoperative gynecological procedures(More)
The articular cartilage covering the ulnar trochlear notch (UTN) of both elbow joints from 25 adult canine cadavers was demonstrated by the use of high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a fat-suppressed, three-dimensional, spoiled gradient echo sequence. The dogs used for this study were divided into five groups: giant, large, mid-sized, small,(More)