Wolfram Breithaupt

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Pilot studies have indicated that peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) might be a safe and effective treatment for achalasia. We performed a prospective, international, multicenter study to determine the outcomes of 70 patients who underwent POEM at 5 centers in Europe and North America. Three months after POEM, 97% of patients were in symptom remission (95%(More)
The neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) has been shown to induce parkinsonism in man and non-human primates. Monoamine-oxidase B (MAO-B) has been reported to be implicated in both MPTP-induced parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease, since selegiline (L-deprenyl), an irreversible MAO-B inhibitor, prevents MPTP-induced neurotoxicity(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most frequent benign disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Management of GERD has always been controversial since modern medical therapy is very effective, but laparoscopic fundoplication is one of the few procedures that were quickly adapted to the minimal access technique. The purpose of this(More)
The EURO-NOTES Clinical Registry (ECR) was established as a European database to allow the monitoring and safe introduction of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). The aim of this study was to analyze different techniques applied and relative results during the first 2 years of the ECR. The ECR was designed as a voluntary database with(More)
Reducing access size and trauma are important issues in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). The combination of experience with laparoscopic colorectal surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery has helped in the use of the transanal approach as a realistic option of NOTES techniques to introduce transanal hybrid laparoscopic-assisted(More)
The stereospecific form of the known acetylenic mechanism-based MAO-inhibitor AGN1135 (Rasagiline, TVP-1012) is devoid of sympathomimetic amphetamine-like properties. To evaluate the efficiency and selectivity of subcutaneous injections of TVP-1012 (dose range from 0.01 up to 10 mg/kg for 7 days) the activities of monoamine oxidases A and B (MAO-A,-B) were(More)
Recently, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery has emerged with new ideas of a transgastric access. The authors have evaluated the possibility of transgastric bowel resection with several modifications. This study aimed to evaluate transgastic small bowel resection using an automated stapling device via an assisting trocar. In a survival(More)
The transgastric approach to the abdominal cavity has been under experimental investigation in recent years as a method of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). In this study our team, consisting of surgeons and gastroenterologists, focused on training techniques with currently available instruments to perform transgastric procedures. The(More)
The Nissen fundoplication or total 360° fundoplication is probably the most frequently used anti-reflux procedure throughout the world. With the advent of laparoscopic surgery the popularity among surgeons to perform a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication has even increased. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the experience of laparoscopic(More)
Recently, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery has been introduced using flexible endoscopic technology. Traditional endoscopes lack several capabilities that are needed to perform complex surgical procedures safely. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the new multitasking platform for transgastric small bowel resection including dissection(More)