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A recent survey conducted by the publicly funded Competence Network Sepsis (SepNet) reveals that severe sepsis and/or septic shock occurs in 75,000 inhabitants (110 out of 100,000) and sepsis in 79,000 inhabitants (116 out of 100,000) in Germany annually. This illness is responsible for approximately 60,000 deaths and ranges as the third most frequent cause(More)
A recent survey conducted by the publicly funded Competence Network Sepsis (Sep- Net) reveals that severe sepsis and/or septic shock occurs in 75,000 inhabitants (110 out of 100,000) and sepsis in 79,000 inhabitants (116 out of 100,000) in Germany annually. This illness is responsible for approx. 60,000 deaths and ranges as the third most frequent cause of(More)
Osteoporosis affects more than 28 million Americans. With the advent of accessible and affordable diagnostic studies, awareness and recognition of this disease by patients and clinicians are growing. Osteoporotic fractures of the spine and hip are costly and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Over the past decade, a surge of new(More)
Ketamine is the only intravenous anesthetic that causes an increase in mean arterial pressure without compromising cardiac output. These beneficial effects are basically linked to stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, inhibition of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels and interactions with the nitric oxide pathway. Experimental and(More)
Vasopressin and terlipressin are increasingly used as alternative non-adrenergic vasopressors for hemodynamic support of septic patients with arterial hypotension. Despite excellent vasopressive effects, vasopressin analogues may potentially impair macro-hemodynamics, oxygen transport and microvascular blood flow. Due to those unwanted side-effects,(More)
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