S Sauerland

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Affiliation: University of Cologne
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in evidence-based medicine
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109, Koln, Germany
    World J Surg 29:582-7. 2005
  2. pmc Interrupted or continuous slowly absorbable sutures - design of a multi-centre randomised trial to evaluate abdominal closure techniques INSECT-trial [ISRCTN24023541]
    Hanns Peter Knaebel
    University of Heidelberg, Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Surg 5:3. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint [The critical role of research evidence in the framework of health technology assessment]
    S Sauerland
    Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:251-6. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Fingers, hands or patients? The concept of independent observations
    S Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    J Hand Surg Br 28:102-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Primary incisional hernia repair with or without polypropylene mesh: a report on 384 patients with 5-year follow-up
    Stefan Sauerland
    Klinik für Allgemein und Visceralchirurgie, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Böheimstrasse 37, 70199, Stuttgart, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:408-12. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Obesity is a risk factor for recurrence after incisional hernia repair
    S Sauerland
    Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109, Koln, Germany
    Hernia 8:42-6. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint The reliability of clinical examination in detecting pelvic fractures in blunt trauma patients: a meta-analysis
    Stefan Sauerland
    2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Str 200, 51109, Cologne, Germany
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:123-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint A CRASH landing in severe head injury
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, D 51109 Cologne Merheim, Germany
    Lancet 364:1291-2. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT): better presentation of surgical trials in the Journal of Hand Surgery
    S Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109 Köln, Germany
    J Hand Surg Br 29:621-4. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Re: flaws in methods of evidence-based medicine may adversely affect public health directives
    Stefan Sauerland
    University of Cologne, Biochemical and Experimental Divsion, Medical Faculty, Ostmerheimer Str 200, Cologne D 51109, Germany
    Surgery 138:406-7; discussion 409-11. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in evidence-based medicine
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109, Koln, Germany
    World J Surg 29:582-7. 2005
    ..This article reviews the basic principles of meta-analysis, discusses its potential weaknesses such as heterogeneity and publication bias, and highlights special situations when dealing with surgical trials...
  2. pmc Interrupted or continuous slowly absorbable sutures - design of a multi-centre randomised trial to evaluate abdominal closure techniques INSECT-trial [ISRCTN24023541]
    Hanns Peter Knaebel
    University of Heidelberg, Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Surg 5:3. 2005
    ..The closure of the abdomen after median laparotomy is still a matter of debate among surgeons. Further well designed and performed randomised controlled trials determining the optimal method of abdominal fascial closure are needed...
  3. ncbi request reprint [The critical role of research evidence in the framework of health technology assessment]
    S Sauerland
    Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:251-6. 2006
    ..Since physicians usually have only limited knowledge of research methodology and read only an average of 20 articles per year, a cooperative approach is required when appraising the evidence for HTA...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fingers, hands or patients? The concept of independent observations
    S Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    J Hand Surg Br 28:102-5. 2003
    ..Third, complex statistical modelling (involving generalized estimating equations) can be used to analyse all available measurements with adjustment for data dependency...
  5. ncbi request reprint Primary incisional hernia repair with or without polypropylene mesh: a report on 384 patients with 5-year follow-up
    Stefan Sauerland
    Klinik für Allgemein und Visceralchirurgie, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Böheimstrasse 37, 70199, Stuttgart, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:408-12. 2005
    ..We investigated the relative effectiveness of mesh and suture repair in a large homogeneous cohort of patients with primary incisional hernia...
  6. ncbi request reprint Obesity is a risk factor for recurrence after incisional hernia repair
    S Sauerland
    Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109, Koln, Germany
    Hernia 8:42-6. 2004
    ..Any individualisation of incisional hernia repair requires a profound knowledge of risk factors for recurrence...
  7. ncbi request reprint The reliability of clinical examination in detecting pelvic fractures in blunt trauma patients: a meta-analysis
    Stefan Sauerland
    2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Str 200, 51109, Cologne, Germany
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:123-8. 2004
    ..Therefore, we assessed how sensitive and specific the clinical examination is in detecting fractures of the pelvis...
  8. ncbi request reprint A CRASH landing in severe head injury
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, D 51109 Cologne Merheim, Germany
    Lancet 364:1291-2. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT): better presentation of surgical trials in the Journal of Hand Surgery
    S Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109 Köln, Germany
    J Hand Surg Br 29:621-4. 2004
    ..We believe that this decision increases the scientific validity of study reports and helps readers when critically appraising articles...
  10. ncbi request reprint Re: flaws in methods of evidence-based medicine may adversely affect public health directives
    Stefan Sauerland
    University of Cologne, Biochemical and Experimental Divsion, Medical Faculty, Ostmerheimer Str 200, Cologne D 51109, Germany
    Surgery 138:406-7; discussion 409-11. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint [Grading evidence levels: the experience of a trauma surgery course]
    Stefan Sauerland
    Institut für Forschung in der Operativen Medizin, Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 99:581-4. 2005
    ..Various schemes have been proposed to grade scientific evidence. We examined whether such grading can be taught...
  12. ncbi request reprint An experiment of mailing physician surveys on two different issues in joint or separate mail
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Section, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109 Cologne, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:1046-8. 2002
    ..Due mainly to higher postage costs, the costs per response were doubled in the separate mailout group (5.85 Euro versus 2.93 Euro). Sending out two surveys separately seems to have only little effect on the response rates...
  13. ncbi request reprint Retrospective clinical studies in surgery: potentials and pitfalls
    S Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    J Hand Surg Br 27:117-21. 2002
    ..We describe the advantages and disadvantages of 'raw' data analysis, stratified analysis, matched pair analysis and multivariate analysis, and apply them to an example of a hypothetical hand surgery study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of suture repair, polypropylene mesh or autodermal hernioplasty for incisional hernia
    M Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic and Biochemical and Experimental Division, Second Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Br J Surg 89:50-6. 2002
    ..Since conventional suture repair for incisional hernia is associated with high recurrence rates, alloplastic and autoplastic prosthetic techniques have been suggested...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Meta-analyses of quarks, baryons and mesons--a "Cochrane Collaboration" in particle physics]
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemische und Experimentelle Abteilung, II Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl, Universitat zu Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 96:97-100. 2002
    ..This article compares methodological and organisational aspects of meta-analyses in medicine and physics. Several interesting parallels exist, especially with regard to methodology...
  16. ncbi request reprint Risks and benefits of preoperative high dose methylprednisolone in surgical patients: a systematic review
    S Sauerland
    2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    Drug Saf 23:449-61. 2000
    ..However, these potential clinical benefits must be weighed against possible adverse effects...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of endoscopic techniques vs Shouldice and other open nonmesh techniques for inguinal hernia repair: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    R Bittner
    Department of General Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Boeheimstrasse 37, D 70199, Stuttgart, Germany
    Surg Endosc 19:605-15. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint [Incisional hernia repair in Germany at the crossroads: a comparison of two hospital surveys in 1995 and 2001]
    M Korenkov
    Chirurgische Klinik, II Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl, Universitat zu Koln, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 127:700-4; discussion 704-5. 2002
    ..Incisional hernia repair has become a controversial issue in surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of additional brain injury on systemic interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-13 levels in trauma patients
    T Hensler
    2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    Inflamm Res 49:524-8. 2000
    ..A prospective clinical study was undertaken to assess the influence of additional brain injury on systemic IL-10 and IL-13 levels as markers for the antiinflammatory state in trauma patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy for abdominal emergencies: evidence-based guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
    S Sauerland
    Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109, Cologne, Germany
    Surg Endosc 20:14-29. 2006
    ..Laparoscopic surgery also allows treatment of many intraabdominal disorders. This report was prepared to describe the effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery compared to laparotomy or nonoperative treatment...
  21. ncbi request reprint [The role of preoperative oesophageal manometry in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease]
    M Korenkov
    Chirurgische Klinik, II Lehrstuhl für Chirurgie, Universitat zu Koln, Germany
    Zentralbl Chir 127:265-8; discussion 268-9. 2002
    ..However, the importance of the various manometry parameters for the surgical management of patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has not yet been studied adequately...
  22. ncbi request reprint Port function after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity
    M Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    Surg Endosc 17:1068-71. 2003
    ..Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LGB) has gained wide popularity, but information on port function is limited...
  23. ncbi request reprint Classification and surgical treatment of incisional hernia. Results of an experts' meeting
    M Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic, II. Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, , Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 386:65-73. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The management of incisional hernia is currently not standardised. In order to answer relevant questions of incisional hernia surgery, an international hernia register should be established...
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of endoscopic procedures vs Lichtenstein and other open mesh techniques for inguinal hernia repair: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    C G Schmedt
    Department of Surgery, University of Munich, Nussbaumstrasse 20, D 80336 Munich, Germany
    Surg Endosc 19:188-99. 2005
    ..The Lichtenstein repair is one of the most common open mesh techniques and therefore of special interest...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Surgical pain management. A Germany-wide survey including the effect of clinical guidelines]
    E Neugebauer
    Biochemische und Experimentelle Abteilung, II Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl, Universität zu Köln Cologne
    Chirurg 74:235-8. 2003
    ..Over the last few years, various studies have aimed at improving the diagnosis and therapy of perioperative and posttraumatic pain...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Systematic literature searches for clinical guideline development in the field of out-of-hospital and early in-hospital care of multiply injured patients]
    S Sauerland
    Biochemische und Experimentelle Abteilung, II Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl, Universitat zu Koln, Germany
    Unfallchirurg 105:1022-6. 2002
    ..To what extent does the scientific literature have an impact on current clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in trauma surgery?..
  27. ncbi request reprint Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on obesity co-morbidities in the medium- and long-term
    M Korenkov
    Department of Surgery, University of Mainz, Germany
    Obes Surg 17:679-83. 2007
    ..The authors evaluated the impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on obesity-associated diseases in a series at 3 to 8 years postoperatively, namely diabetes, pulmonary disease, hypertension and knee joint pain...
  28. ncbi request reprint Esophageal motility and reflux symptoms before and after bariatric surgery
    Michael Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109 Cologne, Germany
    Obes Surg 12:72-6. 2002
    ..The most common operations are gastric banding and gastric bypass. The effect of these interventions on esophageal function and gastroesophageal reflux symptoms has not been adequately investigated...
  29. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of criteria for temporary external fixation in risk-adapted damage control orthopedic surgery of femur shaft fractures in multiple trauma patients: "evidence-based medicine" versus "reality" in the trauma registry of the Ger
    Dieter Rixen
    Department of Trauma Orthopedic Surgery, University of Witten Herdecke at the Hospital Merheim, Cologne, Germany
    J Trauma 59:1375-94; discussion 1394-5. 2005
    ..This study compares the concepts by analyzing literature evidence and a prospective multicenter database...
  30. ncbi request reprint Is routine preoperative upper endoscopy in gastric banding patients really necessary?
    Michael Korenkov
    Department of Surgery, University of Mainz, Germany
    Obes Surg 16:45-7. 2006
    ..Preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery is complex. Our investigation focused on the necessity for upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy as a routine procedure before performing gastric banding...
  31. ncbi request reprint A pig hemorrhagic shock model: oxygen debt and metabolic acidemia as indicators of severity
    D Rixen
    Surgical Clinic, Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    Shock 16:239-44. 2001
    ..OD, BE, and LAC appear to be optimal indicators of severity for a pig hemorrhagic shock model...
  32. doi request reprint [Memorandum registry for health services research]
    D Muller
    Institut für Forschung in der Operativen Medizin, Universitat Witten Herdecke
    Gesundheitswesen 72:824-39. 2010
    ..From these areas, several criteria are deduced to allow the assessment of the quality of a registry. Finally, a checklist to assess a registry's quality is presented...
  33. doi request reprint Laparoscopic splenectomy: the clinical practice guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
    B Habermalz
    Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Witten Herdecke, IFOM, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, 51109, Koln, Germany
    Surg Endosc 22:821-48. 2008
    ..To date, the indications that preclude laparoscopic splenectomy are not clearly defined. In view of this, the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has developed clinical practice guidelines for LS...
  34. ncbi request reprint Differential immunoresponses following experimental traumatic brain injury, bone fracture and "two-hit"-combined neurotrauma
    M Maegele
    Institute for Research in Operative Medicine IFOM, University of Witten Herdecke, Ostmerheimerstr 200, D 51109 Cologne, Germany
    Inflamm Res 56:318-23. 2007
    ..e. TBI + muskuloskeletal trauma (bone fracture)...
  35. ncbi request reprint A rare complication of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    M Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, D 51109 Köln, Germany
    Surg Endosc 16:870. 2002
    ..He had lost 18 kg 3 months postoperatively. We conclude that band function requires careful intraoperative monitoring. In patients who do not lose weight after gastric restriction surgery, uncommon complications must also be considered...
  36. ncbi request reprint Complexity and non-linearity in shock research: reductionism or synthesis?
    E A Neugebauer
    Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany
    Shock 16:252-8. 2001
    ..Reductionism and synthesis are therefore the two sides of a coin. Professional synthesis research is a serious challenge in shock research...
  37. ncbi request reprint The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery clinical practice guideline on the pneumoperitoneum for laparoscopic surgery
    J Neudecker
    Department of Surgery, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt University of Berlin, Schumannstrasse 20 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Surg Endosc 16:1121-43. 2002
    ..Different clinical problems are associated with this procedure, which has led to various modifications of the technique. The aim of this guideline is to define the scientifically proven standards of the pneumoperitoneum...
  38. ncbi request reprint [The practice of evidence-based medicine in surgery--evidence and experience]
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemische und Experimentelle Abteilung, II Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl, Universitat zu Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 97:271-5. 2003
    ..We assessed whether the results of EBM practice projects actually varied between surgery and medicine...
  39. doi request reprint [Clinical research in orthopaedics--creation of a clinical trial unit in orthopaedics/trauma surgery]
    C Otto
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Universitat zu Koln, Koln
    Z Orthop Unfall 148:145-8. 2010
    ..As a result, surgical randomised controlled clinical trials (RCT) are underrepresented in the total number of RCTs...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in multiple injured patients: a prospective controlled trial on early prediction using clinical and immunological parameters
    J Andermahr
    Clinic of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Cologne, Koln, Germany
    Inflamm Res 51:265-72. 2002
    ..In a prospective trial 266 multiple injured patients were included to evaluate clinical risk factors and immune parameters related to pneumonia...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Clinical studies in traumatology: I. Study designs]
    S Sauerland
    Biochemische und Experimentelle Abteilung, II Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl, Universitat, Koln, Germany
    Unfallchirurg 106:690-1. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Association between injury pattern of patients with multiple injuries and circulating levels of soluble tumor necrosis factor receptors, interleukin-6 and interleukin-10, and polymorphonuclear neutrophil elastase
    Thorsten Hensler
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Trauma 52:962-70. 2002
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Negative pressure wound therapy: a vacuum of evidence?
    Sven Gregor
    Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Ostmerheimer Str 200, 51109 Cologne, Germany
    Arch Surg 143:189-96. 2008
    ..To systematically examine the clinical effectiveness and safety of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) compared with conventional wound therapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint The clinical value of procalcitonin and neopterin in predicting sepsis and organ failure after major trauma
    Thorsten Hensler
    Biochemical and Experimental Division and dagger Trauma Surgery Division, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Shock 20:420-6. 2003
    ..77; P < 0.001). These findings demonstrate that high plasma concentrations of PCT in the early posttraumatic phase are an independent predictor of MOF but not of sepsis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Surgery for obesity
    Michael Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic, Department of Surgery, University of Mainz, Germany
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 21:679-83. 2005
    ..This review discusses key issues in the surgical management of morbid obesity...
  46. ncbi request reprint Immunologic alterations associated with high blood transfusion volume after multiple injury: effects on plasmatic cytokine and cytokine receptor concentrations
    Thorsten Hensler
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, University of Cologne, Germany
    Shock 20:497-502. 2003
    ..We conclude that increases in mediator concentrations may be causally related to the extent of blood transfusion therapy itself or to the conditions for which it was needed...
  47. doi request reprint Mapping utility scores from a disease-specific quality-of-life measure in bariatric surgery patients
    Stefan Sauerland
    Institut für Forschung in der Operativen Medizin, University of Witten Herdecke, Cologne, Germany
    Value Health 12:364-70. 2009
    ..To develop algorithms for a conversion of disease-specific quality-of-life into health state values for morbidly obese patients before or after bariatric surgery...
  48. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of procalcitonin and neopterin in multiple trauma patients with or without brain injury
    Stefan Sauerland
    Biochemical and Experimental Division, Second Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Neurotrauma 20:953-60. 2003
    ..TBI induces a release of PCT and NT into the plasma, but this effect seems to be smaller for intra- than for extracranial injuries, probably due to more extensive surgery for abdominal and extremity injuries...
  49. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis. A meta-analysis of results
    Giuseppe Borzellino
    1st Department of General Surgery, OCM Borgo Trento Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Surg Endosc 22:8-15. 2008
    ..The aim of this review was to evaluate surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gangrenous and empyematous acute cholecystitis defined as severe acute cholecystitis...
  50. ncbi request reprint Clinical update: bariatric surgery
    Michael Korenkov
    Department of Abdominal Surgery, University of Mainz, D 55101 Mainz, Germany
    Lancet 370:1988-90. 2007
  51. pmc Negative pressure wound therapy: potential publication bias caused by lack of access to unpublished study results data
    Frank Peinemann
    Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care IQWiG, Dillenburger Str, 27, 51105 Cologne, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:4. 2008
    ..The main objective of this study was to identify unpublished randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on NPWT within the framework of a systematic review...
  52. ncbi request reprint The Bariatric Quality of Life index: a measure of well-being in obesity surgery patients
    Sylvia Weiner
    Obesity Academy Frankfurt e V, Frankfurt, Germany
    Obes Surg 15:538-45. 2005
    ..Therefore, a new diseasespecific 30-item instrument was created, which was called Bariatric Quality of Life (BQL) questionnaire...
  53. pmc Disagreement in primary study selection between systematic reviews on negative pressure wound therapy
    Frank Peinemann
    Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care IQWiG, Dillenburger Str 27, 51105 Cologne, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:41. 2008
    ..Our main objective was to compare systematic reviews on negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) regarding their agreement in primary study selection...
  54. ncbi request reprint [Evidence-based medicine and laparoscopic surgery]
    Edmund A M Neugebauer
    Cir Esp 83:225-6. 2008
  55. doi request reprint Duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection--a randomized controlled trial comparing the original Beger procedure with the Berne modification (ISRCTN No. 50638764)
    Jörg Köninger
    Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Surgery 143:490-8. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Too much confidence (intervals) in advanced trauma life support?
    Stefan Sauerland
    Arch Surg 137:867-8; author reply 868. 2002
  57. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: between evidence and common sense
    Ernst Eypasch
    Chirurgische Klinik, Malteserkrankenhaus St Hildegardis Köln Lindenthal, Bachemer Strasse 29 31, D 50931 Cologne, Germany
    Dig Surg 19:518-22. 2002
    ..The purpose of this article is to present a recently completed Cochrane review on laparoscopic surgery for suspected appendicitis on the background of daily surgical practice and the developments in the last decade...
  58. ncbi request reprint Pre-hospital pleural decompression and chest tube placement after blunt trauma: A systematic review
    Christian Waydhas
    Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45147 Essen, Germany
    Resuscitation 72:11-25. 2007
    ..The evidence found is presented and discussed and recommendations are drawn from the authors' perspective...
  59. ncbi request reprint Negative pressure therapy in diabetic foot wounds
    Marc Maegele
    Lancet 367:725-6; author reply 726-7. 2006