Katharina C Grotemeyer

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INTRODUCTION Elevated plasma viscosity (PV) is observed in patients with vascular risk factors, such as diabetes mellitus or arterial hypertension. In this study we investigated the association of plasma viscosity and the different clinical and radiological entities of cerebral ischemia. METHODS PV of 465 consecutively admitted patients with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND TSP-1 is a vasoconstrictive protein, which is released from both endothelium and cardiomyocytes during ischemia and promotes platelet aggregation and adhesion to subendothelial layers in atherosclerotic lesions. During myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, TSP-1 disturbs local microcirculation by disrupting both NO-signaling as well as(More)
Gallstones and their complications are one of most frequent gastroenterological diseases leading to hospital admission in Europe. Cholesterol stones are the most common; except of few patients there is a direct link to lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes and insufficient physical activity represent the major risk factors. Abdominal ultrasound is the gold standard(More)
BACKGROUND While N-terminal B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) has been examined extensively in pulmonary hypertension (PH), limited data exists on the subtype A, C and D. The aim of this prospective pilot study was a head-to-head comparison of NPs in respect to haemodynamic parameters and the influence of renal function. METHODS Plasma samples were(More)
Das Hirata-Syndrom ist eine seltene Differenzialdiagnose rezidivierender Hypoglykämien im europäischen Raum. Diese Autoimmunerkrankung ist mit der Bildung von Insulinautoantikörpern assoziiert. Bei der Mehrzahl der Patienten heilt sie spontan aus. Eine immunsuppressive Therapie führt meistens zu einer vollständigen Rückbildung der klinischen Symptome,(More)
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