Claudia A. Grosse

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Pulmonary hypertension may primarily affect either the arterial (precapillary) or the venous (postcapillary) pulmonary circulation. Pulmonary arterial hypertension may be idiopathic or arise in association with chronic pulmonary thromboembolism; pulmonary embolism caused by tumor cells, parasitic material, or foreign material; parenchymal lung disease;(More)
Skiing and hiking outside the boundaries remains an attractive wilderness activity despite the danger of avalanches. Avalanches occur on a relatively frequent basis and may be devastating. Musculoskeletal radiologists should be acquainted with these injuries. Fourteen avalanche victims (11 men and 3 women; age range 17–59 years, mean age 37.4 years) were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate prospectively the image quality and diagnostic accuracy of 40-slice computed tomography (CT) for the detection of hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in a non-selected, consecutive patient cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty consecutive patients (28 men, 12 women) underwent both 40-slice CT and conventional(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize the different causes of prolonged sternal pain following thoracic trauma with involvement of the sternum and to define criteria for sternal nonunion diagnosis using MRI. Five patients with abnormalities of the sternum were evaluated for prolonged sternal pain following thoracic trauma using MRI. MR images were(More)
This paper presents three different models of the legal regulation of assisted suicide in European countries. First, the current legal regime governing assisted suicide in the Netherlands is described where both euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legalised. This section also includes some empirical data on euthanasia and assisted-suicide practices in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to discern imaging findings that separate chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) from other causes of pulmonary hypertension (PH). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 143 patients with proven PH (group 1, pulmonary arterial hypertension; group 2, PH due to left heart disease; group 3, PH due to lung(More)
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