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Studies from the USA have reported that sleep apnoea is common in congestive heart failure (CHF), with Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) being the most frequent type of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in these patients. Within the present study, the authors sought to assess the prevalence and type of SDB among CHF patients in Germany. A total of 203 CHF(More)
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) present with impairments of their cognitive performance. It is still unknown whether cognitive deficits influence driving abilities in patients with COPD. The present study investigates driving performance in patients with COPD and healthy controls. Driving simulation was performed in 17 patients(More)
Snoring is a common sleep-related behaviour. Increased body mass index (BMI), cranio-facial anatomical features, and older age have been linked to the occurrence of snoring. While mostly middle-aged populations have been studied for the occurrence of snoring and sleep-related breathing abnormality, this study was designed to assess the subjective report of(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculous spondylitis (Pott's disease) is an ancient human disease. Because it is rare in high-income, tuberculosis (TB) low incidence countries, misdiagnoses occur as sufficient clinical experience is lacking. CASE PRESENTATION We describe a fatal case of a patient with spinal TB, who was mistakenly irradiated for suspected metastatic lung(More)
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