Surgical Research: Recent Concepts and Results

Festschrift Dedicated to Walter Brendel on Occasion of his 65th Birthday

  • Alexander Baethmann
  • Konrad Messmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Surgical Pathophysiology: Ischemia and Reperfusion, Microcirculation, Tissue Damage and Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Unterberg, A. Baethmann, M. Wahl, L. Schürer, A. Marmarou
      Pages 3-8
    3. O. Kempski, F. Staub, M. Zimmer, G. H. Schneider, A. Baethmann
      Pages 9-17
    4. W. Oettinger, H. G. Beger
      Pages 31-38
    5. F. Krombach, R. Ronge, S. Hildemann, E. Fiehl, A. Wanders, D. Burkhardt et al.
      Pages 59-68
    6. L. Sunder-Plassmann, H. Dienemann, G. Heberer
      Pages 69-74
  3. Novel Technologies in Surgery and Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. A. E. Goetz, R. Königsberger, J. Feyh, P. F. Conzen, W. Lumper
      Pages 82-93
    3. B. U. von Specht, A. Dibelius, H. Königsberger
      Pages 94-100
    4. R. Schosser, H. Forst, W. Gross, C. Weiss, H. Zeintl, K. Messmer
      Pages 101-116
  4. Intestinal Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. G. Enders
      Pages 119-124
    3. R. K. Teichmann, E. Pratschke, H. H. Kraemling, H.-G. Liebich
      Pages 138-144
  5. Transplantation Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. R. Y. Calne
      Pages 147-153
    3. J. J. Van Rood
      Pages 164-172
    4. C. Hammer, C. Lersch
      Pages 173-180
  6. General Immunology

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-240

About this book


Since surgery became a method of treating patients, progress in the field has been intimately associated with experimentation and serendipitous research. As in other clinical specialties advances in surgery can be considered to result from experimental attempts to increase basic knowledge and to improve technical skills. However, virtually in no other area do concepts and approaches of experimental research enter clinical routine as fast as in surgery. There are numerous examples of this. Thus, allocation of manpower and resources for surgical research can be considered particu- 1arly profitable as convincingly shown, for instance, in renal transplantation by comparison of the long-term burden of hemodialysis vs. kidney grafting, apart from the relief of suffering and misery. Surgery is a continuously spreading field, and so is surgical research. This volume is a case in point. Its spectrum reaches from basic molecular biological aspects of immune mechanisms to the current state of the art of pulmonary surgery of cancer metastases, and from the molecular processes of cell swelling in ischemic brain edema and blood-brain barrier damage to novel forms of resuscitation or of treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Surgical research faithfully reflects a constant reorientation of medical disciplines. Treatment of renal or gallbladder concrements was a major domain of surgery, where the introduction of extracorporeal shock wave treatment now supplies noninvasive, virtually conservative alternatives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Baethmann
    • 1
  • Konrad Messmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Surgical Research, Klinikum GroßhadernLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Surgery, Surgical University ClinicRuprecht-Karls-UniversityHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73099-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73097-9
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