Gudrun Mehnert

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BACKGROUND Appendiceal perforation in patients with acute appendicitis may cause a variety of potentially life-threatening complications. Escherichia coli endotoxin has been shown to impact physiological bile flow in vivo. This had led to the theory that hyperbilirubinemia in patients with appendicitis may have a predictive potential for the preoperative(More)
A 50-year-old very obese man had suffered from hypertension for more than 20 years and had undergone various treatment regimens, the last being with an ACE inhibitor. Since his hypertension had nevertheless increased, and he developed dizziness and headaches, a combination of ACE-inhibitor and calcium antagonist was now tried, followed--when this treatment(More)
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