Frank Schiewe-Langgartner

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We have assessed, for the first time, genotoxicity (i.e. sister chromatid exchanges and micronuclei) in anaesthetists exposed to a single volatile anaesthetic (sevoflurane) without nitrous oxide. The anaesthetists were exposed to an 8-h time-weighted average of 0.2 parts per million sevoflurane. Internists served as non-exposed controls. Mean (SD) sister(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational exposure to volatile anaesthetics cannot be completely avoided even in modern operating theatres. In 1997, the staff exposure during balanced anaesthesia in our hospital was low (sevoflurane 0.49 ppm; N(2)O 11.5 ppm). In 1999, N(2)O was completely omitted at our hospital, therefore, exposure to volatile anaesthetics, namely(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of posttraumatic acute lung injury is high and may result in increased mortality. Changes in the body position are additional measures to improve pulmonary gas exchange and to prevent pulmonary complications. We investigated the effect of a continuous lateral rotational therapy (CLRT) on the inflammatory response in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE 10-20% of hospitalized patients experience adverse events, becoming clinically relevant in emergency situations (ES). Many studies have confirmed deficits in both organizational and professional aspects of care when responding to acute illness. These may result in a worsening outcome. A detailed reporting of acute intervention is(More)
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