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BACKGROUND The T-Line TL-200pro (TL-200pro) device (Tensys Medical, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA), based on radial artery tonometry, provides an arterial pressure (AP) waveform and beat-to-beat values of systolic arterial pressure (SAP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and diastolic arterial pressure (DAP). The aim of the study was to evaluate this non-invasive(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated DNA polymorphisms in genes related to DNA repair, cell-cycle control and tumour microenvironment to determine possible associations with response and survival in neoadjuvant-treated gastric cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and seventy eight patients who received platinum/5FU-based chemotherapy were genotyped for 10(More)
BACKGROUND Radial artery applanation tonometry technology can be used for continuous non-invasive measurement of arterial pressure (AP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate this AP monitoring technology in intensive care unit (ICU) patients in comparison with invasive AP monitoring using a radial arterial catheter. METHODS In 24 ICU patients (German(More)
BACKGROUND Differentiation between septic and aseptic loosening of joint replacements is essential for successful revision surgery, but reliable markers for the diagnosis of low-grade infection are lacking. The present study was performed to assess intra-articular and systemic levels of antimicrobial peptides and proinflammatory cytokines as diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND The frontal assessment battery (FAB) has been suggested as a useful tool in the differential diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) from Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism (MSA-P). However, the utility of the FAB in the differential diagnosis of PSP from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) phenotypes is(More)
BACKGROUND Workload assessment is an important tool for improving patient safety in anaesthesia. We tested the hypothesis that heart rate, pupil size, and duration of fixation increase, whereas saccade amplitude decreases with increased workload during simulated critical incidents. METHODS Fifteen trainee anaesthetists participated in this randomized(More)
PURPOSE Accurate prediction of fluid responsiveness is of importance in the treatment of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). We investigated whether physical examination, central venous pressure (CVP), central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2), passive leg raising (PLR) test, and transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD)-derived parameters can(More)
Optimal surgical treatment of high-grade acromioclavicular joint dislocations is still controversially discussed. The purpose of the present controlled laboratory study was to evaluate whether a polydioxansulfate (PDS®) cord augmentation with separate reconstruction of the coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments and the acromioclavicular (AC) complex provides(More)