Joachim Gerß

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IMPORTANCE Optimal timing of initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for severe acute kidney injury (AKI) but without life-threatening indications is still unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether early initiation of RRT in patients who are critically ill with AKI reduces 90-day all-cause mortality. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Single-center(More)
UNLABELLED Hybrid PET/CT was compared with PET alone in the staging and restaging of patients with Ewing tumor to assess the benefit of the combined imaging technique. METHODS A total of 163 (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies performed in 53 patients (age: range, 4-38 y; median, 16.5 y) with histopathologically confirmed Ewing tumor were evaluated retrospectively.(More)
Angiogenesis plays an important role in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The angiopoietins act as essential regulators in this process. We investigated the impact of circulating angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and soluble Tie2 (sTie2) on overall survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Ang-1, Ang-2 and sTie2 were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effectiveness of a multistation proprioceptive exercise program for the prevention of ankle injuries in basketball players using a prospective randomized controlled trial in combination with biomechanical tests of neuromuscular performance. METHODS A total of 232 players participated in the study and were randomly assigned to a(More)
The prognostic significance of atypical histologic features in choroid plexus tumors remains uncertain. Therefore, a series of 164 choroid plexus tumors was evaluated for the presence of atypical histologic features, including mitotic activity, increased cellularity, nuclear pleomorphism, blurring of papillary growth pattern, and necrosis. The impact of(More)
AIM Duplication of 7q34 resulting in generation of BRAF-KIAA1549 fusion transcripts is a characteristic event in pilocytic astrocytoma that may also aid distinction from diffuse astrocytic tumours. As data on BRAF-KIAA1549 fusion transcript status remain mainly limited to children, we aimed to examine the diagnostic value of BRAF-KIAA1549 fusion transcripts(More)
BACKGROUND While neuropsychological impairments are well described in acute phases of major depressive disorders (MDD), little is known about the neuropsychological profile in remission. There is evidence for episodic memory impairments in both acute depressed and remitted patients with MDD. Learning and memory depend on individuals' ability to organize(More)
BACKGROUND Digital ulcers (DU) are a major complication in the course of systemic sclerosis (SSc). In recent years, efficacious, but expensive therapies (e.g. iloprost, sildenafil, bosentan) have been shown to improve healing or to reduce the recurrence of DU. For optimal management it would be useful to identify the risk factors for DU. Such statistical(More)
Care bundles are recommended in patients at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), although they have not been proven to improve outcomes. We sought to establish the efficacy of an implementation of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines to prevent cardiac surgery-associated AKI in high risk patients defined by renal biomarkers.(More)
BACKGROUND We designed the EURAMOS-1 trial to investigate whether intensified postoperative chemotherapy for patients whose tumour showed a poor response to preoperative chemotherapy (≥10% viable tumour) improved event-free survival in patients with high-grade osteosarcoma. METHODS EURAMOS-1 was an open-label, international, phase 3 randomised, controlled(More)