Frederick W. Vonberg

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BACKGROUND Cardiac transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis is a progressive and fatal cardiomyopathy for which several promising therapies are in development. The diagnosis is frequently delayed or missed because of the limited specificity of echocardiography and the traditional requirement for histological confirmation. It has long been recognized that(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to classify type and distribution of acute infarction and hemorrhage on head computed tomography (CT) during pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We also analyzed the occurrence of seizures on electroencephalography and outcomes between those with and without CT abnormalities. METHODS We conducted a single center(More)
Microtubules play a crucial role in the generation, migration and differentiation of nascent neurons in the developing vertebrate brain. Mutations in the constituents of microtubules, the tubulins, are known to cause an array of neurological disorders, including lissencephaly, polymicrogyria and microcephaly. In this study we explore the genetic and(More)
Objectives: This study sought to assess the value of differing pre-operative measures in prediction of post-operative non-surgical site infection (NSSI) and length of hospital stay following hip fracture surgery. Methods: All patients admitted during a one year period with a hip fracture to our department were included in the study (n=207). Primary outcome(More)
Genetic Correlation Between Schizophrenia and Epilepsy Neuropathological, clinical, and epidemiological data suggest that schizophrenia and epilepsy are associated.1 Reported estimates of the prevalence of schizophrenia among people with epilepsy vary, depending on phenotypic definition, but may be around 7%.2 One hypothesis to account for the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical trials of hypothermia management on outcome in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury using conventional and Bayesian meta-analyses. DATA SOURCES Screening of PubMed and other databases to identify randomized controlled trials of hypothermia for pediatric severe traumatic brain injury published before(More)
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