Hans-Konrad Selbmann

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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy in detecting high-grade coronary stenoses in patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD) using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). BACKGROUND The MDCT systems with electrocardiographic (ECG)-gating permit visualization of the coronary arteries. However, severe(More)
Children born with very low birth weight (VLBW) are at risk of impaired growth. We aimed to study VLBW survivors (90.8%) born in 1998/1999 in the state of Baden-Württemberg (n = 2103) for whom growth data were available up to age six. Classification as appropriate for gestational age (AGA) or small for gestational age (SGA) depended on size at birth. Models(More)
Endotoxemia in dogs was induced by a slow intravenous infusion of E. coli endotoxin for 2 h. Thereby, a significant decrease was observed in the plasma levels of several clotting, fibrinolysis and complement factors. The changes were studied over an experimental period of 14 h and checked for statistical significance by three-way analysis of variance.(More)
BACKGROUND One of the tasks of the Federal Co-ordinating Committee, as part of the self-governing health care system in Germany, is to develop clinical performance measures (CPMs). As these measures generally exert a strong impact on health care delivery, their methodological quality should meet the highest standards. OBJECTIVE To develop, for use in the(More)
BACKGROUND Suppression of NK cell activity is considered to be an unfavourable prognostic factor for tumour progression. There is proof that mistletoe extracts may increase NK cell activity. However, the inverse relation between an increase of NK cell activity and clinical progress of cancer has not been investigated. AIM AND DESIGN The relation of NK(More)
Guidelines are meant to be decision aids with precise procedural recommendations that are based upon the best knowledge available and thus should contribute to improving healthcare delivery. The achievement of this goal necessitates both a systematic and methodically sound approach in guideline development. Essential elements include the search for and the(More)
Evidence-based supradisciplinary guideline that deals with the epidemiology, pathogenesis, symptoms, clinical and electrophysiological diagnosis, supplementary imaging investigations, differential diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatments, prognosis and course along with complications and revision surgery. The recommendations on investigation and(More)
BACKGROUND The homogeneity of the schemes for follow-up care after curative surgical treatment of early breast cancer is still a matter of debate in Germany. We investigated whether symptom-oriented follow-up is equivalent in terms of survival rates to conventional surveillance based on scheduled tests. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective,(More)
While the objective of management of innovations is to move the achievable quality in the direction of maximum quality, the purpose of quality management is to achieve the achievable quality everywhere. Other than in pharmaceutical and medicinal products and in out-patient care, there is no systematic technology assessment for hospital care in Germany.(More)
The Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften) is an umbrella organization. It currently represents 151 scientific societies and thus the majority of medical researchers in Germany. Through the coordination and support of the scientific medical societies, the AWMF(More)