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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)
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)
PURPOSE Breast cancer is a common but treatable disease for adult women. Improvements in breast cancer detection and treatment have helped to lower mortality, but there is still a need for further improvements, particularly for better computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) and computer-aided detection (CADe). METHODS Two new CAD prototypes, one CADx and one CADe(More)
PURPOSE The T-Line TL-200 (Tensys Medical, San Diego, CA, USA) is a non-invasive arterial blood pressure (BP) monitoring system allowing continuous "beat-to-beat" monitoring of systolic arterial pressure (SAP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and diastolic arterial pressure (DAP). It provides a real-time BP waveform like that obtained using an arterial(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)
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 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 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(More)
Mandibular reconstruction with a fibular free flap has become standard in specialised centres for head and neck reconstruction, particularly for defects with more than one osteotomy that are challenging even for experienced surgeons. Virtual surgical planning is a potential tool to facilitate harvesting of the fibula and the osteostomy. The purpose of this(More)