Alexander Hapfelmeier

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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 Situation awareness (SA) is considered to be an important non-technical skill for delivering safe anaesthesia. The spatial distribution of visual attention (VA) is an underlying process for attaining adequate SA. In the present study, a novel technology was used to assess the distribution of VA in anaesthetists delivering anaesthesia. The impact(More)
BACKGROUND Angioedema induced by treatment with angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors accounts for one third of angioedema cases in the emergency room; it is usually manifested in the upper airway and the head and neck region. There is no approved treatment for this potentially life-threatening condition. METHODS In this multicenter,(More)
For accuracy in navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), determination of the hotspot location of small hand muscles is crucial because it is the basis for the resting motor threshold (RMT) and, therefore, its spatial resolution. We investigated intra- and interobserver differences of hotspot mapping to provide evidence for the reproducibility of(More)
Breast cancer is globally a major threat for women’s health. Screening and adequate follow-up can significantly reduce the mortality from breast cancer. Human second reading of screening mammograms can increase breast cancer detection rates, whereas this has not been proven for current computer-aided detection systems as “second reader”. Critical factors(More)
The therapeutic activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-directed monoclonal antibody cetuximab in gastric cancer is currently being investigated in clinical studies. Reliable biomarkers for the identification of patients who are likely to benefit from this treatment are not available. In this study, we(More)