Claus Groeger

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OBJECTIVE Selenium (Se) in the form of selenocysteine is an essential component of the family of the detoxifying enzymes glutathione peroxidase (Gpx) and of the iodothyronine selenodeiodinases that catalyze the extrathyroidal production of tri-iodothyronine (T(3)). Thus, Se deficiency may seriously influence the generation of free radicals, the conversion(More)
INTRODUCTION Children and young adults require a higher maximum tracking rate (MTR) for physical activity. The objective of the present study was to observe whether higher MTR of 170 or 190 beats per minute (bpm) have a positive impact on the maximal cardiorespiratory capacity of children and young adults in comparison with a lower MTR of 140 bpm. METHODS(More)
Amiodarone-induced bilateral diffuse pulmonary fibrosis developed in a 47-year-old woman with idiopathic hypertrophic subvalvular aortic stenosis who had been treated with amiodarone (Cordarex), 300 mg daily for about 18 months. Although the drug was discontinued and cortisone treatment begun, the pulmonary fibrosis did not regress. When gentamicin(More)
Continuous application of local anaesthetics reduces postoperative pain after different approaches for laparotomy. In this randomized, blinded trial, we investigated the effect of continuous application of local anaesthetics after paramedian laparotomy either with subfascial or subcutaneous catheter in addition to a standardized systemic analgesia. Patients(More)
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