Thieme has a new Open Access journal: Sports Medicine International Open! This Open Access journal publishes the very latest research results and developments in sports medicine and exercise science. This quarterly publication covers basic and applied studies related to all aspects of exercise and performance science, providing a deeper understanding of biomedicine. As an Open Access publication, all content is freely available to read online. For further information about readership, author instructions and manuscript submissions visit



Welcome to Thieme Open

Thieme Open is the gateway to the Open Access journal content from the Thieme Publishing Group.  It covers both fully Open Access journals, as well as articles published on an Open Access basis in our subscription journals. All Open Access content published by Thieme is freely and permanently available online for everyone, increasing the visibility, usage and impact of your work.

As you would expect from Thieme, all our Open Access journals are subject to thorough, independent peer review. Our Open Access articles meet the same high quality of editorial, author and production services you have gotten used to from Thieme.  Check out the latest content below and see for yourself!


Featured Open Access Articles

Surgical Treatment and Pathological Findings of Venous Malformations Involving a Nerve (Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open)

Mitsunaga Narushima, Akitatsu Hayashi, Nobuyuki Kaji, Teppei Morikawa, Ryohei Ishiura, Ai Yokoyama, Takanobu Mashiko, Takumi Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Hisako Hara, Shuji Yamashita, Takuya Iida, Isao Koshima

Although sclerotherapy for venous malformation (VM) is less invasive than other treatments, it is not a curative treatment and needs to be performed repeatedly over the patient's lifetime. In contrast, complete resection of VM can be a curative treatment, but the reconstruction after resection remains challenging from both functional and aesthetic standpoints. We herein report two cases of reconstruction using a vascularized nerve flap combined with a perforator flap after resection of VM involving a nerve. Read more.

Inhibitory Effects of Pisiferic Acid on Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis (Planta Medica International Open)

Sachi Shibata, Mitsuyoshi Yatagai, Yoshiko Tateishi, Kiminori Matsubara

Pisiferic acid, a diterpene isolated from Chamaecyparis pisifera, has a chemical structure similar to carnosic acid, which has antioxidant activity and exerts various biological effects such as antibiotic and antiangiogenic activity. However, the effect of pisiferic acid on angiogenesis, which is involved in various diseases including cancer and diabetic retinopathy, has not been elucidated. We found that pisiferic acid inhibited angiogenesis and suppressed human umbilical vein endothelial cell tube formation and proliferation but had no effect on human umbilical vein endothelial cell chemotaxis. Read more.

Reference Ranges of Fetal Cerebral Lateral Ventricle Parameters by Ultrasonography (RBGO Gynecology & Obstetrics)

Aderemi Ishola, Christianah Mopelola Asaleye, Oluwagbemiga Oluwole Ayoola, Olabisi Morebise Loto, Bukunmi Michael Idowu

This study was done to evaluate the normal fetal cerebral lateral ventricle dimensions with transabdominal ultrasonography. The atrial width (AW), ventricle-to-choroid measurement (V-C), ventricle-to-hemisphere ratio (VHR), and combined anterior horn measurement (CAHM) were taken. Read more.

Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty Associated with Adverse Local Tissue Reaction and Pseudoaneurysm of the Superior Gluteal Artery: A Case Report and Literature Review (The Surgery Journal)

Amit Shah, Rajesh Botchu, David Dunlop, A. Mark Davies, Steven L. James 

Adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) and pseudoaneurysm formation are rare but known complications following metal-on-metal hip total hip arthroplasty (THA). We report the first known case in the English literature of a concurrent unilateral ALTR and pseudoaneurysm of the superior gluteal artery in the same patient. Read more.


Surgical Treatment of Enormous Recurrent Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports)

Shijie Xing, Jianjun Wang, Wei Zhai, Tian Xia, Chuanxiao Wang

A patient with enormous recurrent dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans underwent modified three-dimensional histology surgery. Frozen-section examination was used to identify the margins. The patient had a normal postoperative course. Read more.

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