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BACKGROUND This phase 3 trial compared the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban, an oral direct inhibitor of factor Xa, with those of enoxaparin for extended thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. METHODS In this randomized, double-blind study, we assigned 4541 patients to receive either 10 mg of oral rivaroxaban once daily,(More)
During a one week period patients with liver cirrhosis and a control group were treated with a repeated dosage of the new heart glcoside Meproscillarin. After achieving a steady state in plasma level the same Meproscillarin plasma levels were found among both groups. Compared with the control group no difference was detected in the elimination rate of(More)
Human triploidy, a common condition occurring in about 1 to 2% of all clinically recognizable pregnancies, is a rare finding in live-born children. Not more than 44 live-born triploid infants have been reported in the available literature. Triploid infants surviving for more than a few days have been suspected to be hidden mosaicisms and mostly have turned(More)
Twenty patients with severe head injury were analysed as to whether they developed a humoral immunodeficiency syndrome. In spite of the fact that 75% developed pyogenic complications all patients showed a polyclonal humoral activation of their immune system with an increase in IgG, IgA, IgM and the complement factors. Four patients died from cerebral(More)