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SUMMARY Early differences in hemodynamic variables and vasoactive substances between progeny of hypertensive and normotensive parents were sought in normotensive children aged 10-17 years. Forty-two black and 34 white children of hypertensive parents (cases) and an age-balanced group of 20 black and 45 white children of normotensive parents (controls)(More)
BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT)-protocols to guide antibiotic treatment in severe infections are known to be effective. But less is known about the long-term effects of such protocols on antibiotic consumption under real life conditions. This retrospective study analyses the effects on antibiotic use in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock after(More)
BACKGROUND On-pump cardiac surgery triggers a significant postoperative systemic inflammatory response, sometimes resulting in multiple-organ dysfunction associated with poor clinical outcome. Extracorporeal cytokine elimination with a novel haemoadsorption (HA) device (CytoSorb®) promises to attenuate inflammatory response. This study primarily assesses(More)
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