Elizabeth Leitner

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Tigecycline, a broad-spectrum antibiotic for parenteral use, was introduced in Germany in May 2006. In the G-TEST-II trial, the susceptibility of isolates, recovered in 2007 from hospitalised patients in 15 centres, was assessed against tigecycline and comparators. Susceptibility tests were performed by the microdilution procedure. This study reports on the(More)
BACKGROUND Descending aortic (DA) surgery poses a high risk for spinal and cerebral infarction and routine use of lumbar drains allows for measurement of CSF markers of neurologic injury. Erythropoiesis medications have extensive preclinical data demonstrating neuroprotection. We hypothesized that prophylactic darbepoetin alfa (DARB) given before surgery(More)
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