Barbara Jeschke

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Objective: To investigate whether the adenosine-antagonist theophylline reduces the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). Design and setting: Prospective, comparison to series of patients at similar risk of CIN in a university hospital medical ICU. Patients: 78 ICU patients with at least one risk factor for CIN undergoing 150 consecutive contrast(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To investigate whether haemodialysis prevents contrast-induced nephropathy (definition: increase of serum-creatinine of >or= 0.5 mg/dL within 7 days). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients (mean serum-creatinine 4.01 +/- 1.83 mg/dL) were dialyzed for 4.36 +/- 1.0 hours within one hour after 278.4 +/- 160.5 mL of contrast(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a myocardial disorder resulting from inherited sarcomeric dysfunction. We report a mutation in the myosin-binding protein-C (MyBP-C) gene, its clinical consequences in a large family, and myocardial tissue findings that may provide insight into the mechanism of disease. METHODS AND RESULTS History and clinical(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether the adenosine antagonist theophylline reduces the incidence of contrast material-induced nephropathy (serum creatinine level increase of at least 0.5 mg/dL [44.2 micromol/L] in 48 hours) in high-risk patients who have chronic renal insufficiency and have received at least 100 mL of contrast medium. MATERIALS AND METHODS One(More)
In the period from 1970 to 1983 sterility treatment was broken off by 218 patients of the women's clinic, Wilhelm-Pieck-University Rostock. From 103 returned questionnaires 194 individual responses were recorded suggesting that on the average more than one reason led to the decision to break off treatment. Personal problems such as unsuccessful treatment,(More)
Transcranial Doppler sonography measures blood circulation rate in the basal sections of the cerebral arteries. The theoretic basis of the method is outlined, localisation and standard values are presented for the individual vessels are set out. Vascular constriction, angiospasms, and arteriovenous malformations may affect the blood circulation rate, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The contrast medium for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) must produce adequate images, whilst keeping the risk of complications to a minimum. There is a theoretical reason to suppose that a dimeric isosmolar medium may be superior to a monomeric hyperosmolar medium. We have compared two such media in a(More)
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