Dieter H. Beck

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of discharge Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS) scores, discharge time and type of discharge facility on ultimate hospital mortality after intensive care. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING General intensive care unit (ICU) in a district general hospital. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS One thousand six(More)
We have measured parity-violating asymmetries in elastic electron-proton scattering over the range of momentum transfers 0.12 < or =Q2 < or =1.0 GeV2. These asymmetries, arising from interference of the electromagnetic and neutral weak interactions, are sensitive to strange-quark contributions to the currents of the proton. The measurements were made at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of two prognostic systems to predict hospital mortality in adult intensive care patients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A mixed medical and surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS A total of 1,144 patients consecutively admitted to the study. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS(More)
Objective. External validation of three prognostic models in adult intensive care patients in South England. Design. Prospective cohort study. Setting. Seventeen intensive care units (ICU) in the South West Thames Region in South England. Patients and participants. Data of 16,646 patients were analysed. Interventions. None. Measurements and results. We(More)
The properties of exotic nuclei on the verge of existence play a fundamental part in our understanding of nuclear interactions. Exceedingly neutron-rich nuclei become sensitive to new aspects of nuclear forces. Calcium, with its doubly magic isotopes (40)Ca and (48)Ca, is an ideal test for nuclear shell evolution, from the valley of stability to the limits(More)
Heterotic groups and patterns are of fundamental importance in hybrid breeding. The objectives of our research were to: (1) investigate the relationship of simple sequence repeats (SSR) based genetic distances between populations and panmictic midparent heterosis (PMPH) in a broad range of CIMMYT maize germplasm, (2) evaluate the usefulness of SSR markers(More)
A large proportion of intensive care unit patients are low-risk admissions. Mortality probabilities generated by predictive systems may not accurately reflect the mortality experienced by subpopulations of critically ill patients. We prospectively assessed the impact of low-risk admissions (mortality risk < 10%) on the mortality estimates generated by three(More)
Objective. To assess the effects of discharge Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS) scores, discharge time and type of discharge facility on ultimate hospital mortality after intensive care. Design. Retrospective cohort study. Setting. General intensive care unit (ICU) in a district general hospital. Patients and participants. One thousand six(More)