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BACKGROUND Participation of older men in endurance races continues to increase. Recent studies on marathon runners raised concerns about a transient myocardial dysfunction and damage. The aim of our study was to compare the extent of marathon-induced myocardial dysfunction in young and older runners and to identify its potential correlation to elevated(More)
Dabigatran, a specific, reversible direct thrombin inhibitor, is used to prevent ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. As with every anticoagulant, there is a need to rapidly reverse its effects in emergency situations. In an open-label, single-centre phase I study with two fixed multiple dosing periods, we investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy is still uncommon in women on maintenance dialysis; and their outcomes is reported to have improved to 40% to 85% live births. Here, we report the successful multidisciplinary management of five consecutive pregnant dialysis patients. METHODS In our centre, we treated each of five patients with a systematically intensified(More)
BACKGROUND Citrate anticoagulation is an excellent alternative to heparin anticoagulation for patients at high risk of bleeding requiring continuous renal replacement therapy. However, citrate anticoagulation has some potential adverse effects such as metabolic alkalosis and acidosis, hypernatremia, hypo- and hypercalcemia. Thus, most citrate(More)
OBJECTIVE Citrate anticoagulation is an excellent alternative to heparin anticoagulation for critically ill patients requiring continuous renal replacement therapy. In this article, we provide a safe and an easy-to-handle citrate anticoagulation protocol with variable treatment doses and excellent control of the acid-base status. DESIGN Prospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a life saving intervention in acute respiratory failure without alternative. However, particularly in pre-injured lungs, even protective ventilation strategies may evoke ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), which is characterized by pulmonary inflammation and vascular leakage. Adjuvant pharmacologic strategies(More)
To address the high data bus bandwidth requirements, the principle of locality of reference is exploited in the vast majority of video processing algorithms. Especially, for appli-cation's kernels based on motion estimation, it is inevitable to fetch the pixel data from a local storage. However, the video application kernel requirements can vary(More)
This Guide was written to support educators interested in building a competency-based workplace curriculum. It aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the literature on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), supplemented with suggestions for practical application to curriculum construction, assessment and educational technology. The Guide first(More)
Patients with proteinuric kidney diseases often have symptoms of salt and water retention. It has been hypothesized that dysregulated sodium absorption is due to increased proteolytic cleavage of epithelial sodium channels (ENaCs) and increased Na,K-ATPase expression. Microarray analysis identified a reduction in kidney corin mRNA expression in rat models(More)