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BACKGROUND The reasons for a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following ECC are not yet fully understood. Procalcitonin (PCT) blood levels may distinguish between bacterial infections and a non-bacterial systemic inflammation. We investigated the influence of ECC, ECC modified by application of aprotinin, systemic inflammation, and bacterial(More)
BACKGROUND The sympathoadrenal and the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are involved in blood pressure regulation. They are known to be activated during cardiac surgery. We investigated the influence of preoperative RAS-blockade using angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) on hemodynamic variables and on the perioperative need for exogenous(More)
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) can be produced in solid state fermentation. An isolate of Penicillium brevi-compactum ATCC 16024 grown on moist wheat bran produced a titre of 425 mg per kg of wheat bran. Central composite rotatable design and response surface methodology were employed to derive a statistical model for media optimization towards production of(More)
Recent studies suggest gabapentin has opioid-sparing effects and may reduce acute postoperative pain. However, there is limited research on the efficacy of gabapentin when combined in a multimodal approach after shoulder arthroscopy under general anesthesia with an interscalene block. We conducted prospective, double-blind study of 70 patients who were(More)
KK Klein, B Korbmacher, U Sunderdiek, E Mohan, E Gams and JD Schipke* Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and *Research Group Experimental Surgery, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany Meeting abstracts Myocardial cell damage and myocardial protection Abstracts of the 3rd International Symposium on the Pathophysiology of(More)
RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS Pancreatic pseudocysts may simulate renal cysts symptomatically and radiographically. BACKGROUND Pancreatic disease can often mimic renal disease. This is especially true of pancreatic pseudocysts. METHODS We report an interesting case of a pancreatic pseudocyst mimicking a renal cyst on a computed tomography (CT) scan. The(More)
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