Dagmar Prasa

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BACKGROUND We investigated the iatrogenic intravenous medication errors (IIME) reported to the Poisons Information Center (PIC) Erfurt. METHODS All IIME over a ten year period were analyzed retrospectively and categorized into error types, age groups, drugs involved, and estimated risk of toxicity. RESULTS From 1997 to 2006 the PIC Erfurt registered 132(More)
Serine proteinases are involved in several physiological processes and elicit profound cellular effects in a variety of tissues. Besides the thrombin receptor a second receptor, activated by trypsin, the proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2), was cloned and characterized. Both enzymes generate a new extracellular N-terminus by limited proteolytic cleavage(More)
INTRODUCTION Maximal exercise may be a trigger for cardiovascular events. The aim of the study was to investigate changes in blood coagulation and fibrinolysis following maximal short-term exercises with different durations up to 90 s. METHODS A total of 15 healthy nonsmokers underwent three isokinetic maximal tests on an SRM cycle ergometry system with(More)
BACKGROUND We analyzed the iatrogenic intravenous medication errors (IIME) reported to the GIZ-Nord Poisons Center Göttingen. METHODS IIME over a ten year period were analyzed retrospectively and categorized into error types, age groups, drugs involved, and severity of IIME at registration and after known outcome. RESULTS 265 IIME were registered from(More)
Exhaustive exercise leads to an activation of blood coagulation, but the implications of this activation are still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate if a hypercoagulant stage exists after exhaustive treadmill- or cycle exercise; intrinsic and extrinsic endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) were measured by using the method of Hemker et al.(More)
At the moment, no recent study about plant exposures in Germany and in the federal states the Poisons Information Centre (PIC) Erfurt is serving is available. To get new information about important characteristics of plant exposures like the development of frequency, plants, age groups involved, circumstances of exposure, and symptom severity, we conducted(More)
The recent structure determination of the catalytic domain of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) suggested residue Arg174 could play a role in P3/P4 substrate specificity. Six synthetic chromogenic tPA substrates of the type R-Xaa-Gly-Arg-p-nitroanilide, in which R is an N-terminal protection group, were synthesized to test this property. Although(More)
Thrombin is the key enzyme in the blood coagulation system, and inhibitors of its proteolytic activity are of therapeutic interest since they are potential anticoagulants. The most potent inhibitor of the benzamidine type is N alpha-[(2-naphthylsulfonyl)glycyl]-4-amidinophenylalanylpiperid ide (NAPAP). However, NAPAP and other benzamidine derivatives do not(More)
In a thrombin generation test with continuous registration of thrombin activity in plasma we studied the ability of a variety of thrombin inhibitors of different type and mechanism of action of influence the activity of thrombin after activation of the coagulation system. Depending on the inhibitor, the peak of thrombin activity is delayed and/or reduced.(More)
For rehabilitation training it is recommended that the intensity of exercise should be clearly below the individual anaerobic threshold (IAT). We investigated blood coagulation, particularly endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) and fibrinolysis following a standardized treadmill (TR) ergometer test at 90% IAT for 60–120 min. Sixteen healthy male non-smokers(More)