Karl Christian Bergmann

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A progressive global increase in the burden of allergic diseases has affected the industrialized world over the last half century and has been reported in the literature. The clinical evidence reveals a general increase in both incidence and prevalence of respiratory diseases, such as allergic rhinitis (common hay fever) and asthma. Such phenomena may be(More)
The prevalence of allergic airway diseases such as asthma and rhinitis has increased dramatically to epidemic proportions worldwide. Besides air pollution from industry derived emissions and motor vehicles, the rising trend can only be explained by gross changes in the environments where we live. The world economy has been transformed over the last 25 years(More)
Action Plan B3 of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) focuses on the integrated care of chronic diseases. Area 5 (Care Pathways) was initiated using chronic respiratory diseases as a model. The chronic respiratory disease action plan includes (1) AIRWAYS integrated care pathways (ICPs), (2) the joint initiative(More)
House dust mites, cats and dogs are amongst the most frequent sources of indoor allergens in Eu-rope. The fact that the allergens of house dust mites cause allergic disease through inhalation of house dust was discovered in 1964. The diagnosis of mite allergy is regularly complicated by its often nonspecific symptoms, which frequently develop insidiously(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this cadaveric study was to determine the proximity of the neurologic structures to the path of the screw inserted percutaneously into the ischial tuberosity. DESIGN Cadaver study. INTERVENTION Ten screws were inserted in 10 limbs (5 cadavers) under fluoroscopic guidance. Dissection was then performed to expose the head of the(More)
e observational evidence indicates that recent regional changes in climate, particularly temperature increases, have already a ected a diverse set of physical and biological systems in many parts of the world. Allergens patterns are also changing in response to climate change and air pollution can modify the allergenic potential of pollen grains especially(More)
The recurrent laryngeal nerve was transsected unilaterally and a device for electrical stimulation of the denervated muscles was implanted in 6 dogs. After 3 to 11 months the laryngeal muscles were obtained and histopathologically demonstrated a striking neurogenic pattern. In place of homogeneous muscle fiber atrophy, a patchwork of grouped fibre atrophy,(More)
Electrical stimulation of the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle, synchronized with inspiration, was achieved in dogs, utilizing a radio frequency stimulus triggered by a chest wall expansion transducer. This system brings about the abduction of the paralyzed vocal cord for the entire duration of inspiration, which allows a normal flow of air through the(More)
Patients with bilateral paresis of the recurrent laryngeal nerves have primarily breathing difficulties. But on the other hand the common operations for widening the glottis produce voice problems. To overcome these difficulties a muscle stimulation device was developed, which is triggered by the inspiratory motion of the thorax. With this device impulses(More)
The decreas in microphonic potentials detected from the round window (RMP) is negligible only if the bores are located very close to the round window, whereas it will increase with increasing distance from it. Only at pressures of more than +/- 30 cm water column, in rare cases even below that, will a sharp decrease in the RMP occur, possibly because of a(More)