Gerhard Kaar

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Delayed post-traumatic erosion of the skull base is reported in three patients who presented as adults with cerebrospinal fluid fistulae and a history of recurrent meningitis. These skull defects were associated with herniation of the subarachnoid space into the diploe of the skull base, the paranasal sinuses and the orbit. This rare complication of head(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute dyspnea is a common cause for emergency department visits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of established and novel biomarkers in patients with acute dyspnea. DESIGN AND METHODS We measured 10 biomarkers [B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), midregional pro-A-type natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP),(More)
BACKGROUND The biomarkers proguanylin and prouroguanylin are members of the natriuretic peptide family. The aim of this study was to evaluate two commercially available assays for proguanylin and prouroguanylin and to further characterize both analytes in terms of important clinical features. METHODS We evaluated precision and linearity of the BioVendor(More)
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