Joerg Kutschera

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The aim of the study was to find out whether bladder voiding in healthy sleeping infants was accompanied by any arousal reaction. Polygraphic recordings were performed in 21 healthy infants (11 female) born at term. The infants' age at study entry was 42 +/- 4 days and actual body weight was 4852 +/- 689 g (mean +/- SD). Bladder voiding was recorded by an(More)
BACKGROUND The somatic, neurological and cognitive development of children born small for gestational age (SGA) until adulthood was assessed in recent studies. Studies that assessed mortality, morbidity, somatic, neurological and cognitive development of SGA children were compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the studies very low birth weight SGA children(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of this study was to examine the cognitive, neurological and somatic developments of children who had in utero an absent or reversed end-diastolic blood flow (ARED) in the umbilical artery or an abnormal cerebroplacental ratio (ABF). METHODS 16 children with ARED blood flow and 15 children with ABF were each matched to children(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the influence of three common thrombophilic polymorphisms, factor V Leiden (FV), prothrombin G20210A (PT), and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutations, on preterm birth of unknown cause. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre case-control study of women with preterm infants of ≤35 weeks of gestation, in whom(More)
Recombinant human-activated protein C (rhAPC, Drotrecogin alpha (activated), Xigris) has been shown to reduce organ damage and decrease mortality in severe sepsis. Since protein S (PS) serves as a potentiating cofactor of activated protein C and since PS levels are low in neonatal plasma, we hypothesized that the anticoagulant effect of rhAPC would be(More)
AIM To determine, using strict exclusion criteria, whether transient periventricular echodensities (TPE) in very-low-birthweight infants lead to minor neurological dysfunction and problems in cognitive and somatic development in children without major neurological impairments. METHODS 23 children with TPE were matched to 23 children without TPE. Exclusion(More)
A method of emission analysis based on earlier research is demonstrated for the case of green rot. The colour curves of the corpses' skin are drawn physically. In order to reduce significantly the enormous time required for a computer evaluation of the trichromatic measurements from registered remission curves, a method of using selected coordinates is(More)
Protein S (PS) is a vitamin K-dependent plasma protein and serves as a cofactor for the anticoagulant activities of activated protein C (APC). We investigated the effects of different PS concentrations on prothrombin activation and thrombin generation in cord and adult plasma containing APC and different amounts of alpha 2-macroglobulin (a2-M). Prothrombin(More)