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The aim of our prospective multicentric study was to develop a screening method for pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic lung diseases. We investigated 710 patients in 10 hospitals: 315 males and 109 females with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and 286 males with silicosis. Manifest pulmonary hypertension was defined as pulmonary artery(More)
A 43-year-old woman was hospitalized for fulminant pericarditis. During diagnostic work-up, an as yet unknown bronchial carcinoma was detected. In the pericardial exudate Legionella pneumophila serogroup 3 was demonstrated by direct fluorescent antibody technique and by culture. In a lung biopsy L. pneumophila serogroup 3 was found, too. Using an(More)
The authors start from the fact that till now was a declining attitude in face of the thoracoscopic lung biopsy. Under local anaesthesia any air embolism were happened with it. Moreover there was no optimal instrument for thoracoscopic lung biopsy. Beginning with pressure measurements of the intrathoracic cavity systems the authors research the conditions(More)
The direct effect of the upper laparotomy on the ventilation were examined in 23 patients without and in 22 patients with preexisting disorders of breathing. During the first 3 postoperative days the parameters FVC and FEV1 were decreased for 50-20% in an inverse relation to the preexisting degree of respiratory dysfunction and the arterial PO2 decreased(More)
1 Adams JE, Davis GG, Heidepriem RW, et al. Analysis of the incidence of pelvic trauma in fatal automobile accidents. Am J Foren Med Pathol 2002;23:132–6. 2 Schmal H, Markmiller M, Mehlhorn AT, et al. Epidemiology and outcome of complex pelvic injury. Acta Orthop Belg 2005;71:41–7. 3 Gurdjian ES. Cerebral contusions: re-evaluation of the mechanism of their(More)
The Legionellaceae as agents causing pneumonias are widespread distributed and lead to partially very serious diseases, particularly in predisposed persons with impaired resistance. Two of 12 cases observed are reported casuistically. Erythromycin as the drug of choice should be given already at suspicion. Since Legionellosis cannot be differentiated from(More)
Typically an organization’s testing environment consists of a collection of, not only, hardware, but software tools, solutions, customizations, policies and procedures.  This paper proposes that testing organizations benefit from the creation of a Test Object Model (TOM) which is a representation of the organization’s environment(More)