Augusto G. Schmidt

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PURPOSE 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. METHODS AND RESULTS NT-proBNP plasma levels of 116 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The study investigates whether relapses of chronicpharyngotonsillitis result from new infections caused by theoro-pharyngeal microbial flora or are reactivations of persistent bacterial infections of the tonsils. METHODS 90 patients, who were surgically treated for chronicpharyngotonsillitis (age 13 months to 38 years, at least 5 episodes of(More)
OBJECTIVE High parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a cardiovascular risk factor. Elevated plasma PTH levels are independently linked with high nighttime blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients. We therefore investigated the association between PTH and nighttime BP in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT). DESIGN AND METHOD We analyzed patients(More)
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