Heidrun Fink

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In this study, the risk of iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis in unselected patients from an iodine-deficient area was investigated. The patients were consecutively enrolled. Thyroid hormone values and urinary iodine excretion were determined before, as well as 1, 4 and 12 weeks after iodine contamination by coronary angiography. Two of 788 unselected patients(More)
In blind studies the effects of a new alpha-glucosidase inhibitor (BAY g 5421) were tested in normal weight and overweight male volunteers after oral application of 75, 150, or 300 mg of BAY g 5421 or placebo per os before three standardized main meals of one day. Before and three hours after each meal blood glucose, serum insulin, and serum triglyceride(More)
Pharmacologic reversal of neuromuscular blockade is a topic not very well acknowledged and controversially discussed. Reasons for this are numerous and include missing perception of the potential complications of residual neuromuscular paralysis including an increased morbidity and mortality, as well as low efficacy and numerous unwanted side effects of the(More)
Aim of this study was to evaluate application customs of muscles relaxants in hospitals compared to their use in private practice. Of the 3,260 questionnaires sent-out, 66.9% could be analyzed. Of these 54% were from anesthetists in private practice, 41% from heads of hospital anesthesia departments and 5% from heads of level one hospital anesthesia(More)
We examined the impact of muscle relaxation on surgical conditions and patients’ postoperative outcome during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy under balanced anaesthesia. After approval and consent, 57 anaesthetized patients were randomly assigned to group no neuromuscular blockade (No NMB) and deep neuromuscular blockade (Deep NMB), i.e. no twitch(More)
INTRODUCTION Sugammadex effectively and rapidly reverses deep to moderate rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block. However, the required dose of sugammadex for smaller degrees of residual block is unknown. Therefore we investigated the efficacy of sugammadex and neostigmine at a train-of-four (TOF) ratio of 0.5. METHODS After ethics committee (Munich,(More)
In dieser Studie wurde die Anwendung des neuromuskulären Monitorings in Krankenhäusern und Anästhesiepraxen erfasst. Von den 3260 landesweit verschickten Fragebögen konnten 66,9% ausgewertet werden. Es antworteten 1173 niedergelassene Anästhesisten, 900 Anästhesieabteilungen von Krankenhäusern und 109 Anästhesieabteilungen von Krankenhäusern der(More)
UNLABELLED Large doses of glucocorticoids can alter muscle physiology and susceptibility to neuromuscular blocking drugs by mechanisms not clearly understood. We investigated the effects of moderate and large doses of prednisolone on muscle function and pharmacology, and their relationship to changes in muscle size and acetylcholine receptor (AChR)(More)
INTRODUCTION Functional immobility of the diaphragm by mechanical ventilation impairs neuromuscular transmission and may result in ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction. We compared 3 diaphragmatic immobilization models with respect to their effects on expression of adult and fetal acetylcholine receptors (AChRs), muscle-specific receptor tyrosine(More)
In a double-blind quadruple cross-over study the effect of a new alpha-glucosidase inhibitor (BAY g 5421) on postprandial blood glucose, serum insulin, and serum triglyceride increases was tested in 24 male healthy volunteers. They received before a standardized breakfast 50, 100, or 200 mg of BAY g 5421 or a placebo per os. The dose-time-response(More)