Heiner V Groesdonk

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BACKGROUND Pulse-contour analysis method (PCM) cardiac output (CO) monitors are increasingly used for CO monitoring during anaesthesia and in the critically ill. Very recently, several systems have been introduced that do not need calibration; among them the pressure recording analytical method (PRAM). Sparse data comparing the accuracy of the PRAM-CO with(More)
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an uncommon type of heart failure of unknown cause occurring late in pregnancy or in the postpartum period. Because of its low incidence and the unspecific symptoms PPCM is often undetected or misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, PPCM is a disease whose underlying etiology and natural history remain incompletely understood.(More)
of differing colors allow the identification of right and left main bronchial positions even when introducers and endobronchial tubes impair visualization of the distal airways. We believe the use of rigid bronchoscopy and Frova introducers enables the exchange of endotracheal tubes in a controlled fashion and that superior visualization afforded by this(More)
Background: Behcet's disease (BD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown aetiology with a variety of organ manifestations. Methods: A case of Behcet's disease complicated by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and inferior vena cava thrombosis referred to our institution is reported. In addition, a structured literature search using the methodology of(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a prominent problem in hospitalized patients and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Clinical medicine is currently hampered by the lack of accurate and early biomarkers for diagnosis of AKI and the evaluation of the severity of the disease. In 2010, we established a multivariate peptide marker pattern(More)
The current enthusiasm with the development of catheter-based aortic valve replacement suggests a critical appraisal of the quality of conventional techniques. Currently surgical treatment of diseased aortic valves includes different methods that can be employed with a low risk. Risk prediction is difficult, the Euroscore largely overestimates mortality. By(More)
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