Birgit Gottschlich

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INTRODUCTION This study aims at comparing the very short-term effects of conventional and noisy (variable) pressure support ventilation (PSV) in mechanically ventilated patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. METHODS Thirteen mechanically ventilated patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure were enrolled in this monocentric, randomized(More)
Epidemiologic studies have indicated that high intake of saturated fat and/or animal fat increases the risk of colon and breast cancer. Omega-3 PUFAs in fish oil (FO) can inhibit the growth of human cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. These effects are related to the uptake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) into the cellular(More)
The focus of this paper is to identify and quantify risk factors for early hemorrhagic progression of brain contusions (HPC) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to evaluate their impact on patients' outcome. Further, based on abnormal values in routine blood tests, the role of trauma-induced coagulopathy is analyzed in detail. Therefore, a(More)
Purpose. Formation of a tracheoinnominate artery fistula (TIF) and consecutive hemorrhage is a rare and life-threatening complication with high mortality. Warning symptoms can be absent. The current literature contains only few considerations for misleading signs, especially in cases where the contact between the tissue and the cannula is tight. Method and(More)
We report a case of a 62-year-old female patient who developed peritonitis after receiving a renal transplant. Candida glabrata was detected and treated with voriconazole. As the patient did not improve under therapy, laparotomy was performed. Mould-like plaques were found on the peritoneum. Using culture as well as pan-fungal polymerase chain reaction(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheostomy is performed in ventilated stroke patients affected by persisting severe dysphagia, reduced level of consciousness, or prolonged mechanical ventilation. The study aim was to determine the frequency and predictors of successful decannulation and long-term functional outcome in tracheotomized stroke patients. METHODS A prospective(More)
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) frequently suffer from stage IV disease at the time of presentation. Survival of these patients is disadvantageous although they may benefit from chemotherapy. The main purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of the metastatic localisation in unselected patients. The second(More)
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