Martin Strueber

Summary

Affiliation: Hannover Medical School
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi Comparison of inhaled iloprost and nitric oxide in patients with pulmonary hypertension during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass in cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized trial
    Michael Winterhalter
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 22:406-13. 2008
  2. doi Multicenter evaluation of an intrapericardial left ventricular assist system
    Martin Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1375-82. 2011
  3. ncbi Effects of exogenous surfactant instillation in clinical lung transplantation: a prospective, randomized trial
    Martin Struber
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1620-5. 2007
  4. doi HeartMate II left ventricular assist device; early European experience
    Martin Struber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:289-94. 2008
  5. doi Intentional ABO-incompatible lung transplantation
    M Struber
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Am J Transplant 8:2476-8. 2008
  6. doi [Fast track in cardiac surgery]
    M Struber
    Klinik fur Herz, Thorax, Transplantations und Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, Hannover, Germany
    Chirurg 80:724-9. 2009
  7. ncbi Alternatives to heart transplantation. Symposium of the "Treatment of End-stage Heart and Lung Failure" working group on October 22, 2005 in Munich
    M Struber
    Herz, Thorax, Transplantantions u Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:S147-67. 2007
  8. doi Bridge to thoracic organ transplantation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension using a pumpless lung assist device
    M Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Am J Transplant 9:853-7. 2009
  9. pmc The current status of heart transplantation and the development of "artificial heart systems"
    Martin Struber
    Klinik fur Herz, Thorax, Transplantations und Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 106:471-7. 2009
  10. doi Extracorporeal support as a bridge to lung transplantation
    Martin Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:69-73. 2010

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. doi Comparison of inhaled iloprost and nitric oxide in patients with pulmonary hypertension during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass in cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized trial
    Michael Winterhalter
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 22:406-13. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of inhaled iloprost and nitric oxide (iNO) in reducing pulmonary hypertension (PHT) during cardiac surgery immediately after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
  2. doi Multicenter evaluation of an intrapericardial left ventricular assist system
    Martin Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1375-82. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to conduct an initial clinical evaluation of the new HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HeartWare, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts) in a multicenter, prospective, nonrandomized single-arm clinical trial...
  3. ncbi Effects of exogenous surfactant instillation in clinical lung transplantation: a prospective, randomized trial
    Martin Struber
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1620-5. 2007
    ..We performed a randomized, prospective study investigating the effect of exogenous surfactant instillation into human donor lungs on posttransplant surfactant function and on clinical outcome...
  4. doi HeartMate II left ventricular assist device; early European experience
    Martin Struber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:289-94. 2008
    ..In order to get an overview of the use and performance of the device in Europe a group of investigators was founded to compare the initial results...
  5. doi Intentional ABO-incompatible lung transplantation
    M Struber
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Am J Transplant 8:2476-8. 2008
    ..Nine months after the transplant the patient is at home and well...
  6. doi [Fast track in cardiac surgery]
    M Struber
    Klinik fur Herz, Thorax, Transplantations und Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, Hannover, Germany
    Chirurg 80:724-9. 2009
    ..Thereafter intensive care medicine should not be required. Evolving new surgical concepts in combination with appropriate anaesthesiologic management will lead to wide application of fast track cardiac surgery in the future...
  7. ncbi Alternatives to heart transplantation. Symposium of the "Treatment of End-stage Heart and Lung Failure" working group on October 22, 2005 in Munich
    M Struber
    Herz, Thorax, Transplantantions u Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:S147-67. 2007
    ....
  8. doi Bridge to thoracic organ transplantation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension using a pumpless lung assist device
    M Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Am J Transplant 9:853-7. 2009
    ..Although all patients presented in cardiogenic shock, hemodynamic unloading of the right ventricle using the low-resistance LAD stabilized the hemodynamic situation immediately so that no pump support was subsequently required...
  9. pmc The current status of heart transplantation and the development of "artificial heart systems"
    Martin Struber
    Klinik fur Herz, Thorax, Transplantations und Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 106:471-7. 2009
    ....
  10. doi Extracorporeal support as a bridge to lung transplantation
    Martin Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:69-73. 2010
    ..Taking these two developments into account, it seems that bridging technologies are used more frequently around the world...
  11. doi Bridges to lung transplantation
    Martin Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 16:458-61. 2011
    ..New technologies have become available to minimize the adverse events of extracorporeal devices. This may have an impact on the indication and use of such devices and also on the outcome...
  12. doi Cardiac surgery late after heart transplantation: a safe and effective treatment option
    Heidi Goerler
    Division of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:433-9. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluated our results of nonretransplant cardiac surgery in these patients and compared them with those after retransplantation...
  13. doi Temporary cardiac support with a mini-circuit system consisting of a centrifugal pump and a membrane ventilator
    Anna L Meyer
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:780-3. 2009
    ..In summary, the miniature ECMO system circuit seems to be suitable for middle-term cardiac support and is associated with a low rate of bleeding complications...
  14. ncbi Quality of life and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in patients after lung transplantation
    Hans W Künsebeck
    Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Prog Transplant 17:136-41. 2007
    ..Lung transplantation has become an established and effective treatment for patients with end-stage pulmonary disease...
  15. ncbi Post-operative nosocomial infections after lung and heart transplantation
    Frauke Mattner
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:241-9. 2007
    ..Thoracic transplant recipients appear to be at high risk for post-operative infections. Therefore, we investigated the incidence and risk factors of post-operative nosocomial infections (NIs) in lung and heart transplant recipients...
  16. doi Cardiac retransplantation: is it justified in times of critical donor organ shortage? Long-term single-center experience
    Heidi Goerler
    Division of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:1185-90. 2008
    ..With regard to the critical shortage of cardiac allograft donors the decision to offer repeat heart transplantation must be carefully considered...
  17. ncbi Heart-lung and lung transplantation in grown-up congenital heart disease: long-term single centre experience
    Heidi Goerler
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:926-31. 2007
    ..There are a growing number of adults with CHD presenting with progressive decline of cardiopulmonary function and Eisenmenger's syndrome. We analysed our experience with heart-lung and lung transplantation in this patient group...
  18. doi Interventional lung assist: a new concept of protective ventilation in bridge to lung transplantation
    Stefan Fischer
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Thoracic Transplant and Cardiac Assist Program, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    ASAIO J 54:3-10. 2008
    ..The main goal was to translate previous clinical experience with the ILA into a consensus for the use of the ILA as a bridge to lung transplantation...
  19. ncbi Symptom experience after lung transplantation: impact on quality of life and adherence
    Christiane Kugler
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Clin Transplant 21:590-6. 2007
    ..Patients' perceptions of immunosuppression- related symptom experience may impact on quality of life (QoL) and medication adherence...
  20. ncbi Bridge to lung transplantation with the extracorporeal membrane ventilator Novalung in the veno-venous mode: the initial Hannover experience
    Stefan Fischer
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    ASAIO J 53:168-70. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi Glycine intravenous donor preconditioning is superior to glycine supplementation to low-potassium dextran flush preservation and improves graft function in a large animal lung transplantation model after 24 hours of cold ischemia
    Bernhard Gohrbandt
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:724-9. 2006
    ..The potential role of glycine in combination with standard lung preservation with low-potassium dextran solution in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury has not been investigated in a preclinical porcine transplant model...
  22. doi Indications for and outcomes after combined lung and liver transplantation: a single-center experience on 13 consecutive cases
    Gerrit Grannas
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Transplantation 85:524-31. 2008
    ..For several reasons, Lu-LTx is performed in few centers and information about the technical issues, posttransplant management and long-term outcomes associated with this procedure is limited...
  23. doi Implantation of rotary blood pumps into 115 patients: a single-centre experience
    Anna L Meyer
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 43:1233-6. 2013
    ..We report on our experiences of these patients with a follow-up of 132 patient years...
  24. doi Symptom experiences in patients after heart transplantation
    Penelope Stiefel
    Hannover Medical School, Germany
    J Health Psychol 18:680-92. 2013
    ..Distress levels increased with time after transplant. Investigating responses to immunosuppression-related symptom experiences should help develop interventional methods to support long-term outcome...
  25. doi Reduction of driveline infections through doubled driveline tunneling of left ventricular assist devices
    Felix Fleissner
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Artif Organs 37:102-7. 2013
    ..05). In conclusion, the new tunneling technique marks a great leap forward in long-term VAD treatment. However, overall mortality remains high and needs further improvement...
  26. doi Health-related quality of life and exercise tolerance in recipients of heart transplants and left ventricular assist devices: a prospective, comparative study
    Christiane Kugler
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 30:204-10. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical exercise tolerance in patients after heart transplantation (HTx) or implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)...
  27. ncbi Bridge to lung transplantation with the novel pumpless interventional lung assist device NovaLung
    Stefan Fischer
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:719-23. 2006
    ..We have, for the first time, applied the novel pumpless interventional lung assist NovaLung for bridge to lung transplantation in patients with severe ventilation-refractory hypercapnia. We report on our initial experience...
  28. doi Significance of patient self-monitoring for long-term outcomes after lung transplantation
    Christiane Kugler
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Clin Transplant 24:709-16. 2010
    ..This study investigated patients' behavior based on electronic monitoring (EM) and compared these findings with self-reported data...
  29. doi Graft-protective effects of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor pravastatin after lung transplantation--a propensity score analysis with 23 years of follow-up
    Yijiang Li
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Transplantation 92:486-92. 2011
    ..To determine whether the hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor pravastatin has a graft-protective effect, we retrospectively analyzed 502 patients who had undergone lung transplantation in Hannover...
  30. ncbi Long-term outcome after pulmonary retransplantation
    Martin Strueber
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:407-12. 2006
    ..Redo lung transplantation was performed for end-stage bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Long-term outcome was compared with that after primary lung transplantation as well as with other indications for retransplantation...
  31. doi A multi-modal intervention in management of left ventricular assist device outpatients: dietary counselling, controlled exercise and psychosocial support
    Christiane Kugler
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:1026-32. 2012
    ..The aim of this multi-modal intervention was to improve the body weight, exercise tolerance and psychosocial status in outpatients on long-term LVAD support...
  32. doi Outcome of critically ill lung transplant candidates on invasive respiratory support
    Jens Gottlieb
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 38:968-75. 2012
    ..Lung transplantation (LTx) of patients on mechanical ventilation (MV) or extracorporeal support (ECS) is controversial because of impaired survival. Prognostic factors to predict survival should be identified...
  33. ncbi Iloprost to improve surfactant function in porcine pulmonary grafts stored for twenty-four hours in low-potassium dextran solution
    Bernhard Gohrbandt
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:80-6. 2005
    ..In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the addition of a prostacyclin analog (iloprost) to low-potassium dextran might lead to improved surfactant and ultimately graft function...
  34. doi Isolated surgical aortic valve replacement after previous coronary artery bypass grafting with patent grafts: is this old-fashioned technique obsolete?
    Nawid Khaladj
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Street 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:260-4; discussion 264. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the surgical results in patients who underwent isolated AVR via a median re-sternotomy after prior CABG...
  35. doi Acquired von Willebrand syndrome in patients with an axial flow left ventricular assist device
    Anna L Meyer
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, Hannover, Germany
    Circ Heart Fail 3:675-81. 2010
    ..Effects of this technology on the coagulation system are not completely understood, leading to controversial anticoagulation protocols. Thus, we investigated the primary hemostasis in patients with chronic LVAD therapy...
  36. doi Initial topical cooling followed by backtable Celsior flush perfusion provides excellent early graft function in porcine single lung transplantation after 24 hours of cold ischemia
    Bernhard Gohrbandt
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 32:832-8. 2013
    ..Topical in situ cooling of the donor lungs is a prerequisite for procurement of non-heart-beating donor lungs and may be of interest for living related lung donation...
  37. doi Size reduction of donor organs in pediatric lung transplantation
    Carsten Mueller
    Department of Pediatric Pneumology and Neonatology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Pediatr Transplant 14:364-8. 2010
    ..This technique might help to reduce waiting list mortality by expanding the donor pool in pediatric LTx...
  38. ncbi Risk of rabies infection and adverse effects of postexposure prophylaxis in healthcare workers and other patient contacts exposed to a rabies virus-infected lung transplant recipient
    Frauke Mattner
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:513-8. 2007
    ..The patient was given ventilatory assistance and cared for postoperatively for 6 weeks before a diagnosis of rabies virus infection was made. Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) was offered to potentially exposed healthcare workers (HCWs)...
  39. doi Patient satisfaction with the external equipment of implantable left ventricular assist devices
    Anna L Meyer
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Artif Organs 34:721-5. 2010
    ..Patients' perspectives may have an important impact on future modification of external components. Ultimately, this may also contribute to an improvement in the quality of life of chronic LVAD patients...
  40. ncbi A novel technique for semiselective in situ bronchial artery perfusion in human lung retrieval
    Bernhard Gohrbandt
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:456-7. 2005
  41. doi Results of the post-market Registry to Evaluate the HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist System (ReVOLVE)
    Martin Strueber
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany Clinic for Heart Surgery, Heart Center, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany Electronic address
    J Heart Lung Transplant 33:486-91. 2014
    ....
  42. ncbi Health-related quality of life in two hundred-eighty lung transplant recipients
    Christiane Kugler
    Hannover Thoracic Transplant Program, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:2262-8. 2005
    ..Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has increasingly been accepted as a supplementary outcome measure for patients after lung transplantation (LTx)...
  43. ncbi Thoracic organ transplantation may not increase the risk of bacterial transmission in intensive care units
    Frauke Mattner
    Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 210:139-45. 2007
    ..05, CI(95%) 1.01-1.09, p<0.01). Thoracic organ transplantation was not found to be a risk factor for bacterial transmission, but transmission was associated with a prolonged length of stay...
  44. ncbi Severe right heart failure after heart transplantation. A single-center experience
    Uwe Klima
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Transpl Int 18:326-32. 2005
    ..Severe RHF as defined in our study is irreversible in almost every case without differences among therapeutical concepts. Hence, improvement of postoperative outcome necessitates avoidance or aggressive therapy of possible risk factors...
  45. doi Correlation of donor leukocyte chimerism with pulmonary allograft survival after immunosuppressive drug withdrawal in a porcine model
    Bianca Kruse
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Transplantation 87:1468-77. 2009
    ..This study was designed to analyze the role of postoperative donor cell chimerism for the induction and maintenance of transplantation tolerance in a porcine lung transplantation model...
  46. ncbi An infection with linezolid-resistant S. aureus in a patient with left ventricular assist system
    Axel Kola
    Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover, Germany
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:463-5. 2007
    ..Linezolid should be used with caution when invasive devices or foreign materials are in place or therapeutic courses last longer than 14 d. Previous cases of linezolid-resistant S. aureus are summarized...
  47. ncbi Heart-lung transplantation in a 14-year-old boy with Alström syndrome
    Heidi Goerler
    Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:1217-8. 2007
    ..The boy underwent successful heart-lung transplantation. We conclude from this report that heart-lung transplantation in patients with Alström syndrome is a viable therapeutic option in select cases...
  48. doi Lung and heart-lung transplantation in children and adolescents: a long-term single-center experience
    Heidi Görler
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:243-8. 2009
    ..Therefore, we retrospectively analyzed our experience after 53 lung and heart-lung transplantations (HLTx) in children...
  49. doi Postoperative intravenous infusion of donor-derived transplant acceptance-inducing cells as an adjunct immunosuppressive therapy in a porcine pulmonary allograft model
    Gregor Warnecke
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Transpl Int 22:332-41. 2009
    ..The observations presented in this report represent an important first step towards the development of a clinically applicable protocol for the use of TAIC therapy in lung transplantation...
  50. doi Delayed onset of cardiac allograft vasculopathy by induction therapy using anti-thymocyte globulin
    Ruoyu Zhang
    Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:603-9. 2008
    ....
  51. doi Impact of graft colonization with gram-negative bacteria after lung transplantation on the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in recipients with cystic fibrosis
    J Gottlieb
    Department of Respiratory Medicine OE6870, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Respir Med 103:743-9. 2009
    ..Strategies to eradicate airway colonization or reduce bacterial load may prevent BOS in CF patients after LTx...
  52. ncbi Traveling after heart transplantation
    T Kofidis
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Transplantation Unit, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    Clin Transplant 16:280-4. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze traveling activities and complications in a large cohort of heart transplant recipients, with the intention to develop adequate safety and behavioral guidelines...
  53. ncbi Two case reports: fatal Absidia corymbifera pulmonary tract infection in the first postoperative phase of a lung transplant patient receiving voriconazole prophylaxis, and transient bronchial Absidia corymbifera colonization in a lung transplant patient
    F Mattner
    Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, D 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:312-4. 2004
    ..The specific treatment should start very early when first suspicion arises. A review of the literature on pulmonary tract infections induced by Absidia corymbifera is provided...
  54. doi Two axial-flow Synergy Micro-Pumps as a biventricular assist device in an ovine animal model
    Jan D Schmitto
    Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 31:1223-9. 2012
    ..We examined right-sided and left-sided hemodynamic parameters over a range of right-sided and left-sided pump speeds in an acute, fibrillating, non-beating-heart model in sheep...
  55. doi Ascending aortic cannulation in acute aortic dissection type A: the Hannover experience
    Nawid Khaladj
    Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:792-6; disussion 796. 2008
    ..We describe herein our experience with ascending aortic cannulation in this special patient population...
  56. ncbi [Surveillance of invasive mold infections in lung transplant recipients: effect of antimycotic prophylaxis with itraconazole and voriconazole]
    Frauke Mattner
    Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Krankenhaushygiene, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, D 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Mycoses 48:51-5. 2005
    ..This is associated with a significantly increased risk for mortality. Voriconazole prophylaxis appears to be superior to itraconazole, especially in high risk pts with pretransplant Aspergillus colonization...
  57. doi Implantable defibrillator with left ventricular assist device compatibility
    Hanno Oswald
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:579-80. 2009
    ..However, surgeons implanting the Heart Mate II in ICD patients should be aware of possible interactions and incompatible devices should not be recommended in HeartMate-II recipients...
  58. doi Implantation of a left ventricular assist device in a patient with primary antiphospholipid syndrome
    Anna Lassia Meyer
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:639-40. 2008
    ..Here we report our anticoagulation protocol for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome that undergo axial-flow left ventricle assist devices (HeartMate II; Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) implantation...
  59. doi Acquired von Willebrand syndrome after exchange of the HeartMate XVE to the HeartMate II ventricular assist device
    Doris Malehsa
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Str 1, Hannover 30625, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:1091-3. 2009
    ..Patients put on continuous flow devices should be screened for acquired von Willebrand syndrome...
  60. doi [Left ventricular assist devices in chronic therapy of heart failure. Indication, results, risks]
    Anna L Meyer
    Klinik fur Herz, Thorax, Transplantations und Gefässchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover
    Herz 34:148-53. 2009
    ..In addition, by implanting a left ventricular assist device the quality of life was improved. Consequently, the importance of left ventricular assist devices in the therapy of heart failure is increasing...
  61. doi HeartMate II implantation in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II
    Anna Lassia Meyer
    Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:674-5. 2009
    ..We report on our successful protocol of perioperative anticoagulation management using heparin and iloprost during surgery and argatroban thereafter...
  62. doi Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in nonintubated patients as bridge to lung transplantation
    K M Olsson
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Am J Transplant 10:2173-8. 2010
    ..All of them made a full recovery after transplantation, which demonstrates the feasibility of using ECMO support in nonintubated patients with cardiopulmonary failure as a bridging strategy to lung transplantation...
  63. doi Implantable defibrillator therapy for ventricular tachyarrhythmia in left ventricular assist device patients
    Hanno Oswald
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Street 1, Hannover 30625, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:593-9. 2010
    ..This study investigated the safety and efficacy of primary prevention ICD therapy and the rate of appropriate ICD interventions in LVAD patients...
  64. ncbi Increased plasma homocysteine concentrations accelerate cardiac allograft vasculopathy
    Ingo Kutschka
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Klinikum Braunschweig, Hannover, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:1260-5. 2004
    ..A toxic and pro-oxidative effect of homocysteine on the coronary endothelium may accelerate cardiac allograft vascular disease (CAVD). In this study, we evaluated the influence of hyperhomocysteinemia on the course of CAVD...