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BACKGROUND The determination of rivaroxaban and apixaban from serum samples of patients may be beneficial in specific clinical situations when additional blood sampling for plasma and thus the determination of factor Xa activity is not feasible or results are not plausible. MATERIALS AND METHODS The primary aim of this study was to compare the(More)
New oral anticoagulant (NOAC) regimens [dabigatran 150 mg (D150) and 220 mg (D220), rivaroxaban 10 mg (R20), and apixaban 2.5 mg bid (A5)] were effective and safe compared to enoxaparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following elective total knee (TKR) or hip replacement (THR) surgery. First a cluster analysis was used to identify(More)
Dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban are direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) inhibiting thrombin or factor Xa and effectively preventing thromboembolic complications using fixed doses without need for laboratory-guided dose adjustment. Plasma samples are needed to determine the actual concentration or activity of DOACs, which may be required for special(More)
Treatment of patients (pts) with acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) above 60 years remains a challenge. We report long-term follow-up of the AML97 study, where pts were registered at diagnosis and received treatment dependent on their comorbidities: dose-intense cytarabine (AraC) and anthracycline in the curative arm, and low-dose chemotherapy in the(More)
Rivaroxaban and dabigatran are new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) that inhibit directly factor Xa and thrombin, respectively. These NOACs effectively prevent thromboembolic complications using fixed doses without the need for dose adjustment according to laboratory results. About 60% of rivaroxaban is cleared from circulation by glomerular filtration, 30% of(More)
After ingestion of glucose both GIP (gastric inhibitory polypeptide, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) and GLP-1(7-36amide) (glucagon-like polypeptide-1, 7-36amide) may play a physiological role in augmenting insulin release. Their insulinotropic effect was compared in isolated rat islets after 24-h maintenance in tissue culture (11 mmol l-1(More)
Bergman et al. performed a search for exon copy number alterations in the CHD7 gene using MLPA in CHARGE syndrome patients who did not have a CHD7 mutation. Based on their results they recommended to extend testing using MLPA solely in individuals with a typical CHARGE syndrome phenotype. However, since we have found deletions comprising the CHD7 gene in(More)
We developed a new system to monitor glucose continuously in vivo. The miniaturised system is very easy to handle and was optimised to a resource-saving working modus. Sampling was performed by means of a biocompatible microdialysis needle probe inserted into the subcutaneous tissue. During glucose tolerance tests the results of our monitoring system were(More)
OBJECTIVE Haplotype-mismatched CD34(+) selected allogeneic stem cell transplantation (HASCT) has been described as a therapeutic option for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. The success of this regimen is based mainly on natural killer (NK) cell-mediated antileukemia effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively investigated NK-cell (CD56(+)/CD3(-))(More)