Christian Oelschlaeger

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AIMS To determine whether atrial fibrillation (AF) in stroke-free patients is associated with impaired cognition and structural abnormalities of the brain. AF contributes to stroke and secondary cognitive decline. In the absence of manifest stroke, AF can activate coagulation and cause cerebral microembolism which could damage the brain. METHODS AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is a well-known complication in HIV-infected patients after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy resulting in rapid CD4+ cell count recovery and suppression of viral load. Generally, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is based on opportunistic infections, but rare cases of(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) is becoming increasingly popular in present day critical care medicine. In contrast to the surgical approach, PDT involves a blind puncture and dilation of the pretracheal space, which may predispose to dangerous complications in the case of anatomical, in particular vascular, anomalies. METHODS AND(More)
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