Bethina Schmitt

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We sought to describe the relation between left ventricular systolic function and rates of hospital readmission and survival among consecutively hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure. Medical records were reviewed for these patients at an academic medical center between Jan. 1, 1992, and Dec. 31, 1993. Left ventricular systolic function(More)
A critical review of published literature was performed to assess the impact of medication adherence on morbidity and mortality among patients with or at risk for coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Twenty-one original research articles that met our inclusion criteria and related medication adherence to morbidity and mortality are(More)
One main idea when developing user interfaces for digital and hybrid libraries is to make use of real-world metaphors. This gives library customers the advantage to access digital collections the same way as they would traditional collections. However, while existing " real world " library interfaces still miss the attraction of the wider public, game(More)
CD30 is a transmembrane receptor of the nerve growth factor/tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily. Its expression associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma and a subset of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Recently, its ligand (CD30L) has been cloned. CD30L enhances the proliferation of peripheral T cells and the Hodgkin's cell line HDLM-2 but seems to exert(More)
The efficacy and toxicity of a combination of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC) was evaluated in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Between April 1997 and July 1998, 36 patients with CLL (median age 59 years) received a regimen that consisted of fludarabine 30 mg/m(2) in a 30-min IV infusion, d 1-3, and cyclophosphamide 250(More)
Today there is an increasing if not confusing number of services available for searching and acquiring literature. This makes it more and more difficult for a user to take advantage of these new services. Our goal is to offer user support by providing a meta engine which covers the different services and unifies their access. Additionally, we want to gain a(More)
To avoid left ventricular failure after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects in elderly patients with restrictive left ventricular physiology, partial occlusion by fenestrated devices may be an option. If complete defect closure is not possible in these patients, significant reduction of left to right shunting usually results in clinical benefit.(More)
PURPOSE To assess the new method of 3-dimensional echocardiography in comparison to the "gold standard" MRI as to its ability to calculate left ventricular volumes in patients with congenital heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen patients between the ages of 3.9 to 37.3 years (mean: 12.8 +/- 9.7) with a geometrically abnormal left ventricle were(More)
This contribution argues that electronic markets can serve as a powerful mechanism to entice providers to identify their customer base and to offer customer-oriented, high-quality and economical services and to induce customers to a more focused and price-conscious behavior. The paper claims that this should be particularly true for the provision and access(More)