Joerg Schmitz

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Three algorithms for assessment of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) have been evaluated: cross-correlation function, histogram analysis and regression plot. The algorithms were tested experimentally in a group of 11 subjects. A cross-correlation function with a high time resolution (1 ms) was used for investigation of the time lag between instantaneous(More)
Data are limited regarding routine use of everolimus after initial vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)–targeted therapy. The aim of this prospective, noninterventional, observational study was to assess efficacy and safety of everolimus after initial VEGF-targeted treatment in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in routine clinical(More)
361 Background: Everolimus (EVE, Afinitor) is approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) after failure of VEGF-targeted therapy. The option to treat mRCC with six approved targeted agents has sparked debate on proper sequencing of these agents. However, data beyond clinical trials is limited. Here, we report prospective(More)
Originally conceived as a synthesis of key cultural variables that have been recognized by thought leaders in the field of cross-cultural management and communication, the Cultural Orientations Model (COM) has anchored the translation of theory into practice for over 20 years. Along with the Cultural Orientations Indicator® (COI) and the Cultural(More)
Alloknesis ("itchy skin") after histamine iontophoresis was studied together with itch sensations and skin reactions in 19 atopic eczema patients and 20 controls at the forearm and at the scapular area. Compared to controls, atopic eczema patients showed significantly reduced alloknesis or total lack of it in the area around a skin site to which histamine(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus is approved for treatment of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-refractory patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Clinical trials rarely mirror treatment reality. Thus, a broader evaluation of everolimus is valuable for routine use. PATIENTS AND METHODS A German multicenter non-interventional study(More)
We examined the influence of rapid-rate transcranial magnetic stimulation on heart rate and blood pressure in 13 healthy volunteers. In a first series three different cortical magnetic stimuli were applied: over C3, C4 and Fz (10/20 system), in a second series additionally over Pz. We also used a stimulus over the brachial plexus and a sham stimulus. Five(More)