Dr. H.C.H. Wartenberg publications


Publications Dr. H.C.H. Wartenberg

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Focus of research

Pain therapy:
- Acute pain therapy after radical prostatectomy
- Intercostal analgesia after thoracotomy
- Ganglionary opioid analgesia for facial pain
- Treatment of chronic orofacial pain
- Interventional and multimodal therapy of „lower back pain“
Palliative medicine:
- Symptom management (constipation, nausea and emesis)
- Symptom m anagement and Quality of Life (QoL)
- Interventional methods of palliative pain control 
Experimental anaesthesiology:
- Electro-physiological examination of the effects of anaesthetics on sodium channels
- Opioid effects on humanen 5-HT3-receptores
- Measurement of depth of anaesthesia, auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) und magneticly evoked potentials (MEPs)


  • Wirz S, Schenk M, Wartenberg HC, Gastmeier K, Hofbauer H, Hoffmann E, Wiese CHR, Unterscheidung von "nichtpalliativer" und "palliativer" Tumorschmerztherapie wünschenswert. SCHMERZ 2016;30 (2):190-191 [PubMed]


  • Prapaitrakool S, Hollmann MW, Wartenberg HC, Preckel B, Brugger S, Use of Buprenorphine in Children With Chronic Pseudoobstruction Syndrome Case Series and Review of Literature. CLIN J PAIN 2012;28 (8):722-725 [PubMed]
  • Wartenberg HC, Hirnatrophie bei chronischen Schmerzpatienten?. J ANASTH INTENSIVBEHANDLUNG 2012;22:215
  • Wirz S, Nadstawek J, Elsen C, Junker U, Wartenberg HC, Laxative management in ambulatory cancer patients on opioid therapy: a prospective, open-label investigation of polyethylene glycol, sodium picosulphate and lactulose. EUR J CANCER CARE 2012;21 (1):131-140 [PubMed]


  • Wirz S, Ellerkmann RK, Buecheler M, Putensen C, Nadstawek J, Wartenberg HC, Management of chronic orofacial pain: a survey of general dentists in german university hospitals. PAIN MED 2010;11 (3):416-424 [PubMed]
  • Wirz S, Nadstawek J, Kühn KU, Vater S, Junker U, Wartenberg HC, Modafinil zur behandlung der tumorfatigue : eine interventionsstudie. SCHMERZ 2010;24 (6):587-595 [PubMed]


  • Kohl T, Tchatcheva K, Merz W, Wartenberg HC, Heep A, Müller A, Franz A, Stressig R, Willinek W, Gembruch U, Percutaneous fetoscopic patch closure of human spina bifida aperta: advances in fetal surgical techniques may obviate the need for early postnatal neurosurgical intervention. SURG ENDOSC 2009;23 (4):890-895 [PubMed]
  • Kohl T, van de Vondel P, Stressig R, Wartenberg HC, Heep A, Keiner S, Müller A, Franz A, Fröhlich S, Willinek W, Gembruch U, Percutaneous fetoscopic laser decompression of congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) from laryngeal atresia via a single trocar--current technical constraints and potential solutions for future interventions. FETAL DIAGN THER 2009;25 (1):67-71 [PubMed]
  • Wirz S, Wartenberg HC, Schenk M, Weckbecker K, Klöcker N, Junker U, Tumorschmerzen bei geriatrischen Patienten. Senioren brauchen eine angepasste Therapie. MMW FORTSCHR MED 2009;151 (47):87-90; quiz 91 [PubMed]


  • Wirz S, Wartenberg HC, Nadstawek J, Less nausea, emesis, and constipation comparing hydromorphone and morphine? A prospective open-labeled investigation on cancer pain. SUPPORT CARE CANCER 2008;16 (9):999-1009 [PubMed]
  • Wirz S, Wartenberg HC, Nadstawek J, Kinsky I, Ganglion cervicale superius: eine anatomische Besonderheit. Variationen der A. carotis interna als Risiko einer akzidentellen intravasalen Injektion?. ANAESTHESIST 2008;57 (7):689-692 [PubMed]


  • Conrad R, Schilling G, Bausch C, Nadstawek J, Wartenberg HC, Wegener I, Geiser F, Imbierowicz K, Liedtke R, Temperament and character personality profiles and personality disorders in chronic pain patients. PAIN 2007;133 (1-3):197-209 [PubMed]


  • Wirz S, Wartenberg HC, Elsen C, Wittmann M, Diederichs M, Nadstawek J, Managing cancer pain and symptoms of outpatients by rotation to sustained-release hydromorphone: a prospective clinical trial. CLIN J PAIN 2006;22 (9):770-775 [PubMed]
  • Wittmann M, Peters I, Schaaf T, Wartenberg HC, Wirz S, Nadstawek J, Urban BW, Barann M, The effects of morphine on human 5-HT3A receptors. ANESTH ANALG 2006;103 (3):747-752 [PubMed]


  • Wirz S, Wartenberg HC, Nadstawek J, Pain management procedures used by dental and maxillofacial surgeons: an investigation with special regard to odontalgia. HEAD FACE MED 2005;1:14 [PubMed]


  • Wartenberg HC, Urban BW, Single sodium channels from human skeletal muscle in planar lipid bilayers: characterization and response to pentobarbital. J ANESTH 2004;18 (2):100-106 [PubMed]


  • Wartenberg HC, Wartenberg JP, Urban BW, Pharmacological modification of sodium channels from the human heart atrium in planar lipid bilayers: electrophysiological characterization of responses to batrachotoxin and pentobarbital. EUR J ANAESTH 2003;20 (5):354-362 [PubMed]
  • Wirz S, Wartenberg HC, Wittmann M, Baumgarten G, Knüfermann P, Korthaus T, Putensen C, Nadstawek J, Versorgung von Patienten mit chronischem orofazialem Schmerz. Ergebnisse einer Befragung in ambulanten zahnärztlichen und Mund-Kiefer-Gesichts-Chirurgie-Einrichtungen. SCHMERZ 2003;17 (5):325-331 [PubMed]


  • Kammer T, Rehberg B, Menne D, Wartenberg HC, Wenningmann I, Urban BW, Propofol and sevoflurane in subanesthetic concentrations act preferentially on the spinal cord: evidence from multimodal electrophysiological assessment. ANESTHESIOLOGY 2002;97 (6):1416-1425 [PubMed]


  • Wartenberg HC, Wartenberg JP, Urban BW, Human cardiac sodium channels are affected by pentobarbital. EUR J ANAESTH 2001;18 (5):306-313 [PubMed]
  • Wartenberg HC, Wartenberg JP, Urban BW, Single sodium channels from human ventricular muscle in planar lipid bilayers. BASIC RES CARDIOL 2001;96 (6):645-651 [PubMed]


  • Röpcke H, Wartenberg HC, "Spontanisieren" der Atmung im Rahmen der Narkoseausleitung. ANASTH INTENSIV NOTF 2000;35 (7):459-460 [PubMed]


  • Wartenberg HC, Urban BW, Duch DS, Distinct molecular sites of anaesthetic action: pentobarbital block of human brain sodium channels is alleviated by removal of fast inactivation. BRIT J ANAESTH 1999;82 (1):74-80 [PubMed]


  • Frenkel C, Wartenberg HC, Duch DS, Urban BW, Steady-state properties of sodium channels from healthy and tumorous human brain. BRAIN RES MOL BRAIN RES 1998;59 (1):22-34 [PubMed]