Hans Hennemann

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AIMS No study has previously investigated a switch from darbepoetin-alpha to epoetin-beta in unselected dialysis patients. Our study determined the intravenous epoetin-beta dose necessary to maintain or to achieve hemoglobin targets after switching from darbepoetin-alpha. METHODS In our dialysis center, all eligible dialysis patients (n = 90) were(More)
Application of electricity for pain treatment dates back to thousands of years BC. The Ancient Egyptians and later the Greeks and Romans recognized that electrical fishes are capable of generating electric shocks for relief of pain. In the 18th and 19th centuries these natural producers of electricity were replaced by man-made electrical devices. This(More)
A 37-year-old woman developed acquired haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenic purpura. At the same time there were signs of hypothyroidism. Incomplete heat antibodies (direct Coombs test) were demonstrated as cause of the haemolytic changes, while high-titre thyroglobulin and microsomal thyroid antibodies as cause of the immunothyroiditis explained the(More)
Three years after diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a 57 year old man developed a hypercalcaemia with multiple bone fractures, concomitant an increase of activity of the leukaemia. There was no hyperparathyroidism, nor in serum, nor inside the lymphocytes. The osteopenia was caused by leukaemic infiltrations. An additional activation of(More)
Compared with the results of a retrospective study (1954) of early detecting bronchial cancer, our present investigations showed, that females are relatively more concerned than formerly, that the climax of frequency has removed for about ten years to the aged, that more non-smokers are concerned than formerly (16% to 3.5% respectively) and that the time(More)
Acute leukaemia was complicated by pneumonia in 38 (34.8%) of 109 patients treated between 1979 and 1983; in 39.5% of the patients pneumonia occurred more than once. In 23 patients (60.5%) pneumonia occurred during cytostatic therapy, and 25 patients (65.8%) had less than 1000 mm2 granulocytes. Antibiotic therapy had no or only little effect in 70%. A total(More)