Dirk Burmeister

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Salmonella Braenderup is an uncommon serotype in the United States. In July 2004, a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup diarrhoeal infections occurred, with 125 clinical isolates identified. To investigate, we conducted a case-control study, enrolling 32 cases and 63 matched controls. Cheese, lettuce and tomato eaten at restaurants all appeared to(More)
BACKGROUND This large, randomized, multicenter trial evaluated if basiliximab induction and delayed tacrolimus can preserve renal function in older kidney transplant patients. METHODS Patients aged 60 years and older received delayed tacrolimus with basiliximab and mycophenolate mofetil with early steroid discontinuation (Tac-d, n=132) or standard(More)
In a multicenter trial, renal transplant recipients were randomized to tacrolimus with fixed-dose sirolimus (Tac/SRL, N = 318) or tacrolimus with MMF (Tac/MMF, N = 316). Targeted tacrolimus trough levels were lower in the Tac/SRL group after day 14. The primary endpoint was renal function at 6 months using creatinine clearance (Cockcroft-Gault) and was(More)
In literature exist many links to translation of speech into sign language and links to gesturing with avatars. But the author cannot get any link to a visualization of background knowledge which deaf people are lacking. The author himself is hearing impaired. Therefore he knows of the importance of a good visualization of information needed to get the(More)
This article proceeds the reports regarding the development of learning techniques for deaf people based on information visualization. It connects Piagets research about the use of symbol systems with contributions taken from cognitive linguistics concerning cognitive metaphors. On the one hand it is shown, that audible speech is only one of many ways to(More)
This work intends to generalize given techniques in modeling semantic content according to the purpose of transferring them from industrial application scenarios to the requirements of design for all. User groups like deaf people assimilate information in a different manner than hearing ones. In (Burmeister, 2003) several requirements of deaf users of(More)
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