Frank Kuepper

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Angioplasty is a safe and effective way to unblock coronary arteries. During this procedure, a catheter is inserted into the groin or arm of the patient and guided forward through the aorta and into the coronary arteries of the heart. There, blocked arteries can be opened with a balloon positioned at the tip of the catheter. Initially, angioplasty was(More)
A 61-year-old woman who was a New York City hospital employee developed fatal inhalational anthrax, but with an unknown source of anthrax exposure. The patient presented with shortness of breath, malaise, and cough that had developed 3 days prior to admission. Within hours of presentation, she developed respiratory failure and septic shock and required(More)
Low-dose aprotinin inhibits hyperfibrinolysis in cardiac surgery. However, excessive postoperative bleeding and increased fibrinolysis may occur despite low dose-aprotinin administration. We investigated (i) whether fibrinolytic activity significantly rises under low-dose aprotinin administration, and (ii) whether this is associated with excessive(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate the impact of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in degenerated saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) without distal embolic protection. BACKGROUND Distal embolic protection devices have been shown to reduce the incidence of no reflow/slow flow during PCI of de novo lesions in degenerated SVGs. It is(More)
BACKGROUND Incarcerated inguinal hernia may be treated effectively by recent surgical techniques with a low rate of complications, but it is unclear whether quality of life is improved by elective inguinal hernia repair. Therefore we investigated the quality of life before and after inguinal hernia repair using plug and patch technique. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) represent a spectrum of ischaemic myocardial events that share a similar pathophysiology. ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe form of ACS short of sudden cardiac death, is a significant public health problem with an estimated 500,000 STEMI events every year in the United(More)
Background. Incarcerated inguinal hernia may be treated effectively by recent surgical techniques with a low rate of complications, but it is unclear whether quality of life is improved by elective inguinal hernia repair. Therefore we investigated the quality of life before and after inguinal hernia repair using plug and patch technique. Patients and(More)
Der wachsende Einsatz von Herzunterstützungssystemen bei Kindern erfordert eine sichere Antikoagulationstherapie. Wir untersuchten 72 Kinder mit einem Herzunterstützungssystem vom Typ Berlin Heart Excor (Altersdurchschnitt der Kinder 7 1/2 Jahre, Minimalalter 2 Tage, Maximalalter 17 Jahre). Es wurden die Daten von 72 Kindern ausgewertet. Die Gruppe A(More)
20 Years DHZB – 20 years of progress made in Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 92 Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Autorenregister zu Band 21 (2007) . . . . . . . 284 Stichwortregister zu Band 21 (2007) . . . . . . 286 Subject Index to Volume 21 (2007) . . . . . . . 287 III Bandinhaltsverzeichnis(More)
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