Heike Mitterhammer

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OBJECTIVES We investigated the association of impaired blood polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) migration with the incidence of bacterial infections in patients with severe trauma. METHOD Twenty-six intensive-care patients with different injury severity scores were enrolled in a prospective study. PMN migration was measured daily using 300 microl fresh(More)
The aim of the study was to demonstrate an activation of polymorpho-nuclear leukocytes (PMNs) in chronic progressive atherosclerosis (ATH). A group of patients with ATH, and a group of ATH patients under aspirin (ASA) therapy were compared with control persons without atherosclerotic alterations (healthy controls). Each group comprised 15 male age-matched(More)
To assess in patients with multiple trauma the relevance of the following as predictive markers for infections: the inflammation parameters white blood count, body temperature, blood polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) migration; blood levels of C-reactive protein, PMN elastase, procalcitonin, neopterin, interleukin 6, interleukin 8, malondialdehyde, total(More)
Gasoline, ingested intentionally or accidentally, is toxic. The majority of reported cases of gasoline intoxication involve oral ingestion or inhalation. Data are scarce on complications and outcomes following hydrocarbon poisoning by intravenous injection. Following a suicide attempt by intravenous self-injection of 10 ml of gasoline, a 26-year-old medical(More)
With magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography, congenital anomalies of the inferior vena cava are diagnosed more frequently than they used to be. Accessory renal arteries identified by magnetic resonance angiography in a patient with an anomalous inferior vena cava indicated a combination of arterial and venous abnormalities. The study was(More)