Arnd von den Driesch

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BACKGROUND To assess the frequency, type, consequences, and associations of errors and incidents in a medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Two-hundred and sixteen consecutive patients with predominantly cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders admitted between December 2002 and February 2003 were enrolled. Demographic data, SAPS II, and TISS-28 were(More)
We report the case of a 62-year-old patient with lower back pain radiating into the right leg accompanied by numbness. The pain had an acute onset and was resistant to conservative pain treatment. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the lumbar spine showed no degenerative discovertebral lesions, but a swelling of the nerve root supplying the affected(More)
One of the italian translations of the "Medicina equorum" written by the major stablemaster of the Emperor Frederic II. of Hohenstaufen, JORDANUS RUFFUS, dates to the late 13th century. It forms part of a manuscript kept in the State Library of Berlin-West. It is the only copy of the "Medicina equorum" which depicts the treatments of the different horse(More)
New finds of pathologically altered skeletal remains of baboons originating from the galleries under the temple of the god Thot in Tuna el-Gebel/Middle Egypt enlarge the knowledge of diseases observed in these animals, which were kept in non-appropriate conditions during ancient Egyptian time. "Rickets" and chronic deformations of the joints ("arthrosis")(More)
The present paper summarizes our recent investigations of the so-called horse books from the High Himalayas in Nepal. These books are written in tibetan language and are essentially dealing with hippology and hippiatry and to a lesser extent with topics such as pharmacology, anatomy, methods of diagnosis, divination and magical practices for horse races.(More)
Numerous pathologically altered skeletal remains of baboons originating from the galleries under the temple of the god Thot in Tuna el-Gebel/Middle Egypt reveal that these animals were kept in non-appropriate conditions during ancient Egyptian time. This statement is also supported by the low average age of the baboons. Inter alia an extremely deformed(More)
This short paragraph tries to identify the camel diseases compiled in the old chinese text according to modern veterinary terms. Due to the specific terminology of the camel treatise and its overall scarce symptomatology the diseases are difficult to evaluate. The majority of them obviously deal with acute infectious diseases which manifest themselves under(More)