Arnold Schmidt

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NT-proBNP is an important prognostic predictor in patients with heart failure. However, it is unknown whether a change of NT-proBNP plasma levels in the early phase of decompensation might be of additional prognostic value in patients with acute decompensation of heart failure. NT-proBNP plasma levels of 116 patients with decompensated heart failure from(More)
BACKGROUND Both counselling and group therapy have been recommended for supporting patients with chronic tinnitus. It is unclear which of these treatments is superior. SCIENTIFIC QUESTION This retrospective study aimed at comparing relief from tinnitus distress following counselling with that following cognitive group therapy. Distress relief was also(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are critically involved in the development of unstable plaques. Although arteriosclerotic lesions in patients with diabetes mellitus are more unstable than those of nondiabetic subjects, nothing is known about serum levels of MMPs in these patients or about mechanisms to modulate MMP levels. We investigated MMP(More)
Hintergrund und Fragestellung. Unter verschiedenen Möglichkeiten zur Behandlung von Hämangiomen und vaskulären Malformationen sind für die (B-sonographischkontrollierte) Nd:YAG-Lasertherapie die größten Erfolgsaussichten beschrieben worden. Darauf basierend stellt die farbduplexsonographisch(FKDS)-gesteuerte Lasertherapie ein weiterentwickeltes(More)
Information on the prevalence of ECG abnormalities in patients with acute pancreatitis together with pertinent simultaneous laboratory data have been missing. This prospective study was undertaken in order to clarify these points. 54 patients with 72 acute attacks of pancreatitis were examined. 31 patients (57%) had transient ECG abnormalities. The ECG(More)
AIM Ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle should be treated operatively due to the expected loss of strength following conservative treatment. Minimal-invasive surgery technique using suture anchors can lead to perfect anatomical refixation of the muscle. We report mid-term clinical results. METHODS We present clinical results of a comparative study(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Ultrasound-(US-) guided Nd:YAG laser therapy has been reported to be promising among different other options for treatment of hemangiomas and vascular malformations. The concept of CDI-guided interstitial laser therapy is therefore a further development based on the above mentioned therapeutic regime. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
We present the medical history of an Olympic wrestler who suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. Operative reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament was performed using an autogenous semitendinosus-gracilis-tendon-transplant. The operation was followed by an aggressive rehabilitation program set up to meet the individual requirements.(More)
AIM Ruptures of the distal tendon of the biceps muscle should be treated operatively. A minimally invasive technique and the use of suture anchors may decrease the intraoperative risks. But can satisfactory clinical results be achieved? METHOD We present the results of a clinical study. Between 1999 and 2005 nine patients were operated for distal biceps(More)
The effect of peripheral and intraportal infusions of 0.86 pmol/kg · min−1 of glucagon on plasma glucose, plasma insulin, and glucose tolerance was examined in four normal subjects. Peripheral glucagon concentrations increased by 60–90 pmol/l during intraportal and 70–180 pmol/l during peripheral infusions. The infusions caused increases in plasma glucose(More)