Ines Schroeder

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BACKGROUND To establish an efficient prophylaxis of coronary artery disease reliable risk stratification is crucial, especially in the high risk population of patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. This prospective study determined the predictive value of coronary calcifications for future cardiovascular events in asymptomatic patients with diabetes(More)
The attempt of an interval treatment in a patient affected with Wiscott-Aldrich syndrome with transfer factor between the 6th and 14th month of life had good clinical success initially which coincided with the normalization of in vitro stimulation of the patient's lymphocytes. Only short-term (in vitro) measurable effects could be achieved by the transfer(More)
To elucidate the relationship between body build, androgens, and transsexual gender identity, anthropometric measurements were assessed in 15 hormonally untreated female-to-male-transsexuals (FMT). Nineteen healthy women (CF) (X = 22 years; 2 months), and 21 healthy men (CM) (X = 23; 7) were enrolled as controls. Baseline levels of testosterone (T; ng/dl),(More)
Histopathologic studies and isolation of virus and bacteria in culture were carried out for 71 children less than 5 years of age with fatal pneumonia. A potential microbial etiology was identified for 61 children (86%): bacteria for 19 (27%), virus for 16 (23%), and virus plus bacteria for 26 (37%). Staphylococcus was the most prevalent pathogen, alone or(More)
We describe a young patient who ingested 18 g (240 times the daily therapeutic dose) of venlafaxine in a suicide attempt. She developed severe cardiomyopathy in a takotsubo distribution causing cardiogenic shock and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). She was successfully treated with intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE), extracorporeal life support (ECLS)(More)