Gabriele Nöldge-Schomburg

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We developed a closed-loop system to control the depth of anaesthesia and neuromuscular blockade using the bispectral index and the electromyogram simultaneously and evaluated the clinical performance of this combined system for general anaesthesia. Twenty-two adult patients were included in this study. Anaesthesia was induced by a continuous infusion of(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute lung injury (ALI) is an inflammatory disorder of pulmonary or extrapulmonary origin. We have previously demonstrated that netrin-1 dampens murine ALI, and in an attempt to advance this finding into future clinical practice we evaluated whether netrin-1 would reduce alveolar inflammation during porcine ALI. METHODS This was a controlled(More)
INTRODUCTION Neutrophil granulocytes are the first defense line in bacterial infections. However, granulocytes are also responsible for severe local tissue impairment. In order to use donor granulocytes, but at the same time to avoid local side effects, we developed an extracorporeal immune support system. This first-in-man study investigated whether an(More)
The development of liver failure is a major problem in septic patients. In this prospective clinical experimental study the hepatotoxicity of plasma from septic and non-septic patients was tested. The basic test components consist of human liver cells (HepG2/C3A) used in a standardized microtiter plate assay. After incubation with patient’s plasma viability(More)
The role of lipid peroxidation after brain injury is still not completely understood, and results of different studies have been equivocal. In this study, three proposed peroxidation markers were determined in patients early after isolated head injury and results compared to healthy controls. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac arrest (CA) followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with poor survival rate and neurofunctional outcome. Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) plays an important role in conditions of sterile inflammation such as reperfusion injury. Recent data demonstrated beneficial effects of the administration of TLR2-blocking antibodies(More)
Purpose. Granulocyte transfusions have been used to treat immune cell dysfunction in sepsis. A granulocyte bioreactor for the extracorporeal treatment of sepsis was tested in a prospective clinical study focusing on the dosage of norepinephrine in patients and influence on dynamic and cell based liver tests during extracorporeal therapies. Methods and(More)
OBJECTIVE Haemorrhagic shock causes ischaemia and subsequent fluid resuscitation causes reperfusion injury, jointly resulting in high morbidity and mortality. We tested whether the anti-inflammatory fibrin-derived peptide, Bbeta(15-42), also called FX06, is tissue protective in a model of haemorrhagic shock. METHODS In a pig model, we standardised the(More)
BACKGROUND Tracheal intubation without muscle relaxants is usually performed with remifentanil and propofol or sevoflurane. Remifentanil 1.0 to 4.0 μg·kg(-1) and propofol 2.0-3.0 mg·kg(-1) or sevoflurane up to 8.0 Vol% provide acceptable, i.e. excellent or good intubating conditions. We hypothesized that sevoflurane 1.0 MAC would provide acceptable(More)
In a prospective clinical study neuromuscular block at the orbicular ocular muscle was examined qualitatively and quantitatively by an AMG approach. The signals were recorded, visualized and evaluated simultaneously under PC-support after TOF-stimulation in 20 s intervals. Fifty ASA I and II patients were included into the study. After oral premedication(More)