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BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend glucocorticoids and splenectomy as standard 1(st) and 2(nd) line treatments for chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). We sought to find out how German ITP-patients are treated with respect to these guidelines. METHODS Members of a patient support association ≥18 years with a self-reported history of chronic ITP>12… (More)
OBJECTIVE To amplify the description of myocardial stunning. DESIGN Control versus 30 min after a 20 min no flow ischaemia. EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS 15 isolated rabbit hearts perfused with erythrocyte suspension. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Left ventricular systolic function in terms of aortic flow, peak systolic pressure (LVPmax), dP/dtmax, and the end… (More)
Purpose The Ayurvedic nerve tonic herb Centella asiatica demonstrates potential neuro-regenerative properties in in vitro and in vivo models. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the safety and therapeutic effects of CAST (Indena ® , Milan, Italy) in humans with DN, while monitoring the stability of CAST during the trial period. Methods The… (More)
A report is given on an accessory muscle of the forearm. The muscle originates from the medial epicondyle and the fascia of the forearm and inserts into the pisiform bone and retinaculum. The accessory muscle has a great similarity with the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.