Gerit Wuensch

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INTRODUCTION Vitamin D plays a key role in immune function. Deficiency may aggravate the incidence and outcome of infectious complications in critically ill patients. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and the correlation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D) and hospital mortality, sepsis mortality and blood culture(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) seems to indicate an increased risk of subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We wanted to identify the mechanisms and sequence of hemorrhagic events which are responsible for this association. METHODS During a 9-year-period, we identified patients with(More)
BACKGROUND New imaging criteria for recent small subcortical infarcts have recently been proposed, replacing the earlier term 'lacunar infarction', but their applicability and impact on lesion selection is yet unknown. AIMS To collect information on the morphologic characteristics and variability of recent small subcortical infarcts on magnetic resonance(More)
First-generation HCV protease inhibitors represent a milestone in antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC), but substantially increased rates of viral clearance are offset by increased rates of infection and infection-associated deaths, especially of patients with advanced liver disease. We aimed to assess whether first generation protease(More)
BACKGROUND Overall pain prevalence in paediatric patients is well documented, but relatively little attention has been paid to pain prevalence and intensity on specific postoperative days within the first week following an operation. OBJECTIVES To evaluate reported pain prevalence on the day of surgery and each day during the following week and to analyse(More)
Stroke risk is increased in cancer patients and cancer activity has been claimed to play a role in the development of ischaemic stroke (IS). We wanted to further test these assumptions and to explore the impact of such relation on short-term prognosis. We identified all IS patients that were admitted to the neurological department of our primary and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral hyperperfusion has been related to the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in stroke patients after vessel recanalization therapy. We hypothesized that after successful mechanical thrombectomy for acute anterior circulation stroke, hemodynamics detectable by transcranial Duplex (TCD) sonography would vary, and that(More)
Small acute diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) lesions can accompany intracerebral hemorrhage due to cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). We therefore examined the occurrence of such lesions in the context of CAA-related convexal subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) both in a cross-sectional and longitudinal manner. DWI lesions were noted in 14/29 (48%) patients at(More)
BACKGROUND Cortical superficial siderosis (CSS) is a neuroimaging marker of cerebral amyloid angiopathy and has been associated with a high risk for early subsequent major intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Therefore, many experts recommend withholding of antithrombotic medication to patients with CSS. In this study, we sought to investigate the prevalence of(More)
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