T Kraus

Summary

Affiliation: University of Heidelberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Structural development of ambulatory surgical care in the United States of America. What can we learn or apply?]
    T Kraus
    Chirurgische Universitatsklinik Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Chirurg 73:1043-52. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint [Relevance of surgical outpatient clinics in academic university centers to health care in Germany]
    Th Kraus
    Chirurgische Universitatsklinik Heidelberg
    Chirurg 76:284-300. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint The ongoing need for innovation in transplant medicine and surgery
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S95-6. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost distribution of orthotopic liver transplantation: single-center analysis under DRG-based reimbursement
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S97-S100. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Characterization of renal parenchymal perfusion during experimental infrarenal aortic clamping and declamping with enhanced thermodiffusion electrodes
    T Kraus
    Department of Surgery, Section for Vascular Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Ann Vasc Surg 15:447-56. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Relationships between volume, efficiency, and quality in surgery--a delicate balance from managerial perspectives
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, INF 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    World J Surg 29:1234-40. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Endothelin-1 and big-endothelin concentrations are elevated in liver graft tissue during cold storage and reperfusion
    T Kraus
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Surg Res 33:1-7. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of exogenous endothelin-1 application on liver perfusion in native and transplanted porcine livers
    T Kraus
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Surg Res 93:272-81. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint [Documentation of surgical performance--does more really help more? Comparison of the effects of maximum and limited documentation depth of clinical patient data on theoretical revenue volume of a surgical clinic after introduction of the DRG-based reimbu
    M Mieth
    Abteilung Allgemeine Chirurgie, Poliklinik und Unfallchirurgie, Chirurgische Universitatsklinik Heidelberg, Kirschnerstrasse 1, 69120 Heidelberg
    Chirurg 73:492-9. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic organ retrieval for living donor liver transplantation does not prevent graft injury
    P Schemmer
    Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplant Proc 37:1625-7. 2005

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint [Structural development of ambulatory surgical care in the United States of America. What can we learn or apply?]
    T Kraus
    Chirurgische Universitatsklinik Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Chirurg 73:1043-52. 2002
    ..The dimension of structural changes could be enormous and possibly be compared with the implementation of DRGs in 1983...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Relevance of surgical outpatient clinics in academic university centers to health care in Germany]
    Th Kraus
    Chirurgische Universitatsklinik Heidelberg
    Chirurg 76:284-300. 2005
    ..These data should give important stimuli for the future planning of health care in Germany. Outpatient clinics for general surgery appear to be an excellent basis for regional models of integrated health care delivery in the future...
  3. ncbi request reprint The ongoing need for innovation in transplant medicine and surgery
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S95-6. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost distribution of orthotopic liver transplantation: single-center analysis under DRG-based reimbursement
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S97-S100. 2005
    ..Small programs have to bear increased risks of financial distortion. The asymmetry of cost distribution after OLT should be taken into account in future reimbursement regulations...
  5. ncbi request reprint Characterization of renal parenchymal perfusion during experimental infrarenal aortic clamping and declamping with enhanced thermodiffusion electrodes
    T Kraus
    Department of Surgery, Section for Vascular Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Ann Vasc Surg 15:447-56. 2001
    ..Consequently, abrubt aortic declamping can bring about prolonged renal ischemia. Transfer of the TD method to RCBF monitoring during clinical aortic surgery appears to be feasible and should be investigated in selected cases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Relationships between volume, efficiency, and quality in surgery--a delicate balance from managerial perspectives
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, INF 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    World J Surg 29:1234-40. 2005
    ..Possessing volume can set the optimal ground for continuous process research, subsequent change, innovation, and optimization, while volume itself appears not to be a quality prerequisite...
  7. ncbi request reprint Endothelin-1 and big-endothelin concentrations are elevated in liver graft tissue during cold storage and reperfusion
    T Kraus
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Surg Res 33:1-7. 2001
    ..Intrahepatic ET accumulation during storage and early reperfusion could be of relevance for harvest-related disturbances of hepatic microcirculation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of exogenous endothelin-1 application on liver perfusion in native and transplanted porcine livers
    T Kraus
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Surg Res 93:272-81. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint [Documentation of surgical performance--does more really help more? Comparison of the effects of maximum and limited documentation depth of clinical patient data on theoretical revenue volume of a surgical clinic after introduction of the DRG-based reimbu
    M Mieth
    Abteilung Allgemeine Chirurgie, Poliklinik und Unfallchirurgie, Chirurgische Universitatsklinik Heidelberg, Kirschnerstrasse 1, 69120 Heidelberg
    Chirurg 73:492-9. 2002
    ..Furthermore, we evaluated whether improvements in the quality of documentation can be realized in current hospital organization...
  10. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic organ retrieval for living donor liver transplantation does not prevent graft injury
    P Schemmer
    Department of Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplant Proc 37:1625-7. 2005
    ..If this is confirmed in humans, laparoscopic organ retrieval for LDLT would be expected to decrease graft quality and not be beneficial in liver transplantation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sequential (domino) transplantation of the liver in a transthyretin-50 familial amyloid polyneuropathy. Special reference to cardiological diagnosis and complications
    M Golling
    Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 385:21-6. 2000
    ..General shortage of cadaveric organs has led to a search for alternative methods to expand the donor pool. Sequential (domino) transplantation is yet another attempt to compensate for the declining consent to organ donation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Intramucosal pH and liver endotoxin clearance during experimental liver transplantation
    M Golling
    Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Transpl Int 13:S600-4. 2000
    ..An improved hepatocellular LPS extraction and/or an activation of the extrahepatic reticulo-endothelial system as a result of GdCl3 treatment is discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Extended experience with glycine for prevention of reperfusion injury after human liver transplantation
    P Schemmer
    Department of Surgery and the Childrens Hospital, Division of Metabolic and Endocrine Disease, Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplant Proc 34:2307-9. 2002
  14. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure profile and treatment quality in liver allograft recipients-benefit of tacrolimus versus cyclosporine
    R Dikow
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplant Proc 36:1512-5. 2004
    ..These findings have implications for the early diagnosis and treatment of HTN in liver transplant recipients...
  15. ncbi request reprint [The role of 3-D imaging and computer-based postprocessing for surgery of the liver and pancreas]
    L Grenacher
    Abteilung Radiodiagnostik der Universität Heidelberg
    Rofo 177:1219-26. 2005
    ..With this paper, we like to evaluate and demonstrate the present status of software planning tools and pathways for future pre- and intraoperative resection planning in liver and pancreas surgery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessment of hepatic perfusion in pigs by pharmacokinetic analysis of dynamic MR images
    J Scharf
    Department of Radiology, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Germany
    J Magn Reson Imaging 9:568-72. 1999
    ..The correlation between kp and the TDP measurement was r = 0.89 (P < 0.001). Pharmacokinetic analysis of MRI contrast enhancement provides a non-invasive assessment of hepatic perfusion...
  17. ncbi request reprint Experimental monitoring of hepatic glucose, lactate, and glutamate metabolism by microdialysis during surgical preparation of the liver hilus
    A Mehrabi
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Surg Res 105:128-35. 2002
    ..Reconstitution of hepatic MC was accompanied by rapid normalization of metabolic parameters. By measuring specific parameters, MD could prove to be of use for functional assessment of metabolic effects due to MC disturbances...
  18. ncbi request reprint Characterization of hepatic parenchymous perfusion heterogeneity and regional flow kinetics after porcine liver transplantation
    A Mehrabi
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Microvasc Res 65:78-87. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to characterize liver perfusion heterogeneity and local flow kinetics both in the physiological situation and after standardized ischemia and reperfusion using an established model of porcine LTx...
  19. ncbi request reprint Circulatory and respiratory complications of carbon dioxide insufflation
    C N Gutt
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Dig Surg 21:95-105. 2004
    ..Knowledge of the pathophysiology of a CO(2) pneumoperitoneum can help minimize complications while profiting from the benefits of laparoscopic surgery without concerns about its safety...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of microperfusion disturbances in the transplanted liver after Kupffer cell destruction using GdCl3: an experimental porcine study
    C Jahnke
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplant Proc 38:1588-95. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of GdCl3 on disturbances of microperfusion in the transplanted liver...
  21. doi request reprint Analysis of quality and feasibility of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in preclinical dental education
    L Eberhard
    Department of Prosthodontics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Dent Educ 15:172-8. 2011
    ..It was taken at an early stage (propaedeutics course). The objectives of this study were to evaluate the reliability, validity, and feasibility of the examination, and the effect of circuit number on OSCE score...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dacron vs. polytetrafluoroethylene grafts for femoropopliteal bypass: a prospective randomised multicentre trial
    S Post
    Department of Surgery, , Mannheim, Germany
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 22:226-31. 2001
    ..I. 1.01-3.8]p=0.048), major amputation was independently predicted by below-knee bypass, tissue necrosis, and poor run-off index. CONCLUSIONS: PTFE and Dacron are equally suitable for femoro-popliteal bypass...
  23. ncbi request reprint Different impact of normo- and hypotensive brain death on renal macro- and microperfusion--an experimental evaluation in a porcine model
    Arianeb Mehrabi
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, INF 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2456-63. 2004
    ..Amongst various causes, changes in renal microperfusion could be responsible. Renocortical microperfusion was assessed during BD using thermal diffusion in a porcine model...
  24. ncbi request reprint Distinct effects of surgical denervation on hepatic perfusion, bowel ischemia, and oxidative stress in brain dead and living donor porcine models
    Markus Golling
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Liver Transpl 13:607-17. 2007
    ..The reciprocal effect of denervation depends on the state of neural activation and postulates a potential benefit of surgical denervation before organ harvesting in brain death...
  25. ncbi request reprint The comparison of 2-dimensional with 3-dimensional hepatic visualization in the clinical hepatic anatomy education
    Jonas Jurgaitis
    Clinic of Gastroenterology, Nephrourology, and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Santariskiu 2, 08661 Vilnius, Lithuania
    Medicina (Kaunas) 44:428-38. 2008
    ..To determine whether 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional hepatic visualization is better for the medical students to be used while studying the clinical hepatic anatomy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Living related liver transplantation: the ultimate technique to expand the donor pool?
    Peter Schemmer
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S138-41. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: is there evidence for expanding the selection criteria?
    Peter Sauer
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S105-8. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Indications for liver transplantation in patients with amyloidosis: a single-center experience with 11 cases
    Reinhard Singer
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S156-9. 2005
    ..Based on our results, we support the idea that the effectiveness of extended preoperative period before LTx or the transplantation of other transthyretin variants other than Met 30 is questionable...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gadolinium chloride-induced improvement of postischemic hepatic perfusion after warm ischemia is associated with reduced hepatic endothelin secretion
    Moritz V Frankenberg
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Transpl Int 18:429-36. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Negative impact of systemic catecholamine administration on hepatic blood perfusion after porcine liver transplantation
    Arianeb Mehrabi
    Division of Liver Transplantation, Department of General, Visceral, and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Liver Transpl 11:174-87. 2005
    ..Clinicians should be aware of this potentially hazardous effect. Therefore, application of catecholamines after clinical LTx should be indicated carefully...
  31. pmc HEGPOL: randomized, placebo controlled, multicenter, double-blind clinical trial to investigate hepatoprotective effects of glycine in the postoperative phase of liver transplantation [ISRCTN69350312]
    Steffen P Luntz
    Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials KKS, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Surg 5:18. 2005
    ..Based on both experimental and preliminary clinical data this study protocol was designed to further evaluate the early effect of glycine after liver transplantation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Taurine improves graft survival after experimental liver transplantation
    Peter Schemmer
    Department of General Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Liver Transpl 11:950-9. 2005
    ..Decreased leukocyte-endothelial cell interaction and improved microcirculation are the proposed mechanisms, which are most likely Kupffer cell-dependent...
  33. ncbi request reprint Scientific evidence for application of topical hemostats, tissue glues, and sealants in hepatobiliary surgery
    Thomas W Kraus
    Department of General, Visceral, and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Am Coll Surg 200:418-27. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Donor pretreatment with gadolinium chloride improves early graft function and survival after porcine liver transplantation
    Moritz von Frankenberg
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transpl Int 16:806-13. 2003
    ..05). Destruction of Kupffer cells of donors by pretreatment with GdCl(3) in pigs is effective in preventing liver graft dys- and nonfunction after LTX. Pretreatment with GdCl(3) does not diminish but increase hepatic endotoxin clearance...
  35. ncbi request reprint Controlled-surgical education in clinical liver transplantation is not associated with increased patient risks
    Jonas Jurgaitis
    Department of Abdominal Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinics, University of Vilnius, Lithuania
    Clin Transplant 20:69-74. 2006
    ..A retrospective clinical study was performed to describe and evaluate the process of surgical training for orthotopic LTX. Patient risks associated with or caused by the education process in clinical LTX were analyzed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Surgical strategies for liver transplantation in the case of portal vein thrombosis--current role of cavoportal hemitransposition and renoportal anastomosis
    Marius Paskonis
    Department of Abdominal Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu klinikos, University of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Clin Transplant 20:551-62. 2006
    ..Furthermore, clinical follow-up and basic experimental work is required to evaluate the influence of systemic venous inflow to the liver graft with respect to long-term liver function and liver regeneration...
  37. ncbi request reprint A routine liver transplantation in a patient with situs inversus: a case report and an overview of the literature
    Moritz N Wente
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Clin Transplant 20:151-5. 2006
    ..LT in patients with SI is feasible. Pre-operative imaging with three-dimensional reconstruction is a beneficial tool for operation planning in patients with rare anatomic variations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Stapler hepatectomy is a safe dissection technique: analysis of 300 patients
    Peter Schemmer
    Department of General Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, Heidelberg, 69120, Germany
    World J Surg 30:419-30. 2006
    ..Thus, the feasibility of stapler hepatectomy and a risk analysis of surgical morbidity based on intraoperative data have been prospectively assessed on a routine clinical basis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Labor legislation in the European Union has impact on workforce management in surgical centers
    Peter Buchler
    Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Surgery 134:3-11. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint Evolution of liver transplantation at the University of Heidelberg: interventions influencing patient referral
    Bruno Martin Schmied
    Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S147-50. 2005
    ..Involvement of patient organizations increased patient acceptance in the program...
  41. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of primary hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma
    Arianeb Mehrabi
    Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Transplantation 80:S109-12. 2005
    ..Long-term survival of patients with HEH is significantly higher compared to other hepatic malignancies. The role of adjuvant therapy currently remains unclear...