Bernd Haditsch

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INTRODUCTION Cytokines are believed to play an important role in acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). Extracorporeal liver support systems may exert beneficial effects in ACLF via removal of cytokines. At present, two systems are commercially available, the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS) and Fractionated Plasma Separation, Adsorption and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of orthostasis on the time course of plasma adrenomedullin concentration. On 5 different days, normotensive subjects were randomized to undergo for 30 minutes either 12 degrees, 30 degrees, 53 degrees, or 70 degrees passive head-up tilt or to remain supine. Venous blood was collected from each subject in the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to identify perceptions of built and social residential characteristics and their association with behaviors such as physical activity (PA), nutrition and smoking and with cardiovascular risk factors (elevated BMI and fasting blood glucose). METHODS Among participants of a preventive medical checkup at an Austrian(More)
AIMS We investigated changes in volume regulating hormones and renal function at high altitudes and across gender. METHODOLOGY Included in this study were 28 subjects (n = 20 males; n = 8 females. ages: 19 - 65 yrs), who ascended to a height of 3440m (HA1), on the 3rd day and to 5050m (HA2), on the 14th day. Plasma and urinary creatinine and urinary(More)
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