Gundolf Schuettfort

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BACKGROUND This investigation was carried out with already available point-of-care testing (POCT) systems for coagulation parameters to evaluate the qualitative and semiquantitative determination of the time- and concentration-dependent anticoagulant effects of the direct oral anticoagulants rivaroxaban and dabigatran. METHODS The whole blood prothrombin(More)
BACKGROUND Inferior vena cava thrombosis (IVCT) is a rare event, and studies detailing its underlying aetiologies are scarce. METHODS One hundred and forty-one IVCT patients (57% females, median age 47 years) were analysed with a focus on malignancy-related thrombosis and compared with 141 age- and sex-matched control patients with isolated(More)
There are concerns about central nervous system (CNS)-replication of HIV-1 in patients on boosted protease inhibitors. Purpose of this study was to compare HIV-1 viral loads (VLs) from patients treated with only boosted dual protease inhibitor (bdPI), versus combination antiretroviral therapy (cART group), containing two nucleoside analogue reverse(More)
BACKGROUND Ebola virus disease is a public health emergency of international concern, and enormous efforts are being made in the development of vaccines and therapies. Ebola virus convalescent plasma is a promising anti-infective treatment of Ebola virus disease. Therefore, we developed and implemented a pathogen-reduced Ebola virus convalescent plasma(More)
INTRODUCTION HIV infection is accompanied by a variety of neurological disorders. Depression of cell-mediated immunity is followed by the development of central nervous system opportunistic infections/tumours, and frequently by the occurrence of the AIDS dementia complex (ADC). However, the pathophysiology of the emergence of neuro-AIDS is still unknown.(More)
INTRODUCTION Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a rare vascular tumor that may occur in a severe, rapidly progressive form, namely in HIV/AIDS patients. HIV-associated KS mainly affects the skin and mucous membranes. CASE PRESENTATION We report about an HIV-positive patient who presented with an exophytic growing tumor in the region of the hard palate and severe(More)
Because of the possible interference of antiphospholipid antibodies (APL) with the phospholipid component of thromboplastin reagents, concerns have been raised about the validity of international normalized ratio (INR) testing to monitor anticoagulant therapy with vitamin K antagonists in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). To investigate the(More)
SummaryRaltegravir is one of the standard antiretroviral therapy (ART) options in treatment-experienced and -naïve patients. However, efficacy data from clinical practice are scarce. Therefore, the efficacy of raltegravir-containing ART in clinical practice was investigated retrospectively. In all, 295 treatment-naïve and -experienced patients were analysed(More)
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