Adam P. Spring

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A 26-year old female who had received a cervical cadaveric dural graft 7 years earlier developed psychotic behavior and generalized myoclonic jerks. Following rapid deterioration and appearance of high-charge sharp periodic waves on electroencephalography she died within two months. We believe that this patient is the first German who acquired(More)
A limited number of experiments have shown that treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by means of cooling the entire body in cryogenic chamber reduces the pain in joints affected by inflammatory process and increases their mobility. The aim of the present thesis was to try explain the mechanisms responsible for the observed improvement of the patients'(More)
UNLABELLED Diastolic dysfunction of left ventricle appears very often in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and hypertension (HT) and is a main cause of heart failure in 30-40% of all cases. Relation between systolic and diastolic function of left ventricle (LV) is commonly known but not documented well enough. Moreover, no quantitative(More)
In a prospective case study we investigated whether the application of barbiturates in artificially ventilated patients with brain oedema has dose-dependent effects on the rate of nosocomial pneumonia. Pneumonia developed within the first seven days of controlled ventilation in patients receiving barbiturates; furthermore, the rate of nosocomial pneumonia(More)
To assess the feasibility, safety and usefulness of dipyridamole stress echocardiography for the detection of coronary artery disease we evaluated 194 patients (124 men, 70 women) with effort chest pain. All patients underwent electrocardiographic submaximal bicycle exercise testing and 2-dimensional echocardiography after dipyridamole injection.(More)
We present herein an unusual coincidence of familial hypopituitarism associated with a mosaic form of Turner syndrome in two adult sisters (51 and 43 years old). Both patients had hypopituitarism diagnosed in childhood. They have never been administered growth hormone, and remained short in stature. They were not given long-term estrogen-progestin(More)
Abnormalities in left ventricular (LV) diastolic function may be the earliest indications of hypertensive heart disease. Because the two ventricles influence each other's performance this study was designed to investigate the impact of chronic LV pressure overload in essential hypertension (HT) on diastolic function of right ventricle (RV). RV and LV(More)
Chronic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with depressed contractile performance, abnormal compliance of the chamber, and ultimately, the development of a left ventricular failure. Thus the presence of LVH carries a particularly ominous prognosis in patients with essential hypertension. Finally, regression of LVH appears to be a worthwhile(More)
UNLABELLED To determine the diagnostic value of the electrocardiographic exercise testing (EET) in 551 patients with chest pain regarded as definite or probable stable angina pectoris (CAD), results of performed EET were compared with coronary angiography. All patients underwent exercise testing according to the Bruce protocol. The criterion for a positive(More)